Edna B. Rhine, age 91, of Aledo died Thursday, June 7, 2012 at home. Services are 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at the Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is in the Aledo Cemetery. Visitation is 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Fippingers where the Mercer County VFW Post 1571 Auxiliary will conduct a service at 7 p.m. Memorials may be left to the Mercer County VFW Post #1571 Auxiliary or the Aledo First Baptist Church. On-line condolences can be made at www.fippingerfunealhome.com.
She was born Febraury 26, 1921 in Mercer County a daughter of John and May Brown Pollock. She attended the Mercer County Schools and married R. Lester Chard February 26, 1938 in Muscatine, IA. He died January 22, 1985. She married Ronald R. Rhine December 1, 1998 in Kahoka, MO.
Edna was employed as a clerk at area Aledo stores including: JC Penney's, Ben Franklin, Foster Flower Shop and Well's Café.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Aledo, a lifetime member of the Mercer County VFW Post #1571 Auxiliary and a Gold Star member of the American Legion Fallerans Post #121 Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Mercer County Senior Citizens Center.
She is survived by her husband; Ron; a daughter: Linda (Richard) Levsen of Blue Grass, IA; one son: John (Anna) Chard of St. Augustine, FL; a step-son: Rodger Rhine of Aledo; 6 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 14 great great grandchildren; a sister: Bessie (John) Bruce of Aledo; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lester; a son and daughter-in-law: Pete and Linda Chard; 2 brothers and 1 sister.
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Tuesday, June 12th, 2012, 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Fippinger Funeral Home
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012, 10:00am, Fippinger Funeral Home