Edie Lash - February 17, 2011
Edie Lash, 89, of Aurora, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Memorial Community Care in Aurora.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 21 at the First Christian Church in Aurora. Pastor Sam Fox and Rev. Ralph Sturdy will officiate. Burial will be in the Aurora Cemetery.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Edith Arlene Lash, daughter of George and Amanda (Christiansen) Olson, was born north of Hampton on Oct. 11, 192.
She grew up in the Hampton and Aurora area. Edie attended school in Aurora and graduated from Aurora High School in 1938. She was a rural school teacher for five years and during that time she attended Kearney State Teachers College for a summer to renew her teaching certificate. Edie lived in California for a time during WWII to take care of the mother of a friend of her brothers. She returned to Aurora to work at Farmer’s State Bank. In 1947 she moved to Lincoln, where she worked at Western Electric and in the office at Elgin Watch Factory.
While living in Lincoln, Edie met Clarence Lash. They were married on March 25, 1950 in Lincoln. In 1952, they moved to Aurora. Edie worked at the Red & White Grocery Store and Aurora Bakery for 14 years. After living 19 years, two blocks west of the First Christian Church, they moved one mile north and one-half mile east of Aurora in 1971. Clarence passed away on April 22, 1994.
Edie was an active member of the First Christian Church. She was a member of the Ladies Circle and had taught junior high Sunday School and was the junior high Sunday School superintendent for several years. Edie was a Girl Scout leader for many years and helped with Cub Scouts. Edie was involved in many of her children’s activities. Edie enjoyed family times her friends, cooking and playing the piano by ear, which was enjoyed by many.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Chet Olson and Earl Olson; and a sister, Doris Petersen.
Survivors include her two sons, Jeff (Dottie) Lash of Nixa, Mo. and Jim Lash of Brazil; two daughters, Barb (Wendell) Perry of Phillips and Sharon (Bob) Binderup of Hastings; six grandchildren, Kyle Lash, Ross (Rebecca) Binderup and Mike (Rhonda) Binderup all of Lincoln, Levi Lash and fiancé Jenna of Kearney and Shannon Lash and Aletha Willett and families of Michigan and a great-grandchild, Addison Binderup of Lincoln. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Dona Olson of Marshalltown, Iowa and Dot Dill of Gretna; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.