Viola W. Post-Shubert - February 18, 2011Viola Wanda (Stanke) Post-Shubert, 77, of Fairfield, died Friday at Haven Home in Kenesaw.
Funeral services were Thursday at Williams Funeral Home chapel in Edgar with Pastor David Speicher officiating. Burial was in Fairfield Cemetery.
Memorials are directed to Hastings Church of the Nazarene or Fairfield Ambulance Fund.
Viola was born July 13, 1933 on a farm west of Anondale in Clay County to Fredrick and Martha (Johnson) Stahnke. She attended Glenwood Rural School east of Glenvil until the Naval Ammunition Depot took the land. In 1944, the family moved one and one-half miles east of Fairfield and she attended Fairfield Public School until graduation in 1950.
After graduation, Viola worked in several homes as a domestic hired girl until employed at Clay County Welfare Office in Clay Center.
On Jan. 3, 1954, she married Darelel Boyd Post in Edgar. After living one year in Hastings, they moved southwest of Edgar and started farming. After 18 years, they moved east to Fairfield on Oct. 2, 1971, where they farmed until the sudden death of Darelel on Sept. 3, 1990. She then moved into Fairfield with her mother in December of 1991.
Viola was employed at Good Samaritan Home in Nelson and at Clay County Welfare Office. She also worked in the dietary department at Bethesda Care Center in Edgar, the kitchen at Sandy Creek School and for Clay County Senior Services.
She was a member of the Church of Nazarene in Hastings, past board member and officer of Clay County Farm Bureau, past member of Clay County Farmers Union. She was a charter member of MNO Extension Club of Edgar and a 4-H member in Clay County before being a 4-H leader for 41 years. Vila was also a District 4 Promotion Education Chairman for Nebraska Farm Bureau for six years. She bowled for over 40 years and enjoyed her flowers and garden.
Survivors include her three daughters, Barbara (Denton) Kliewer of Aurora, Merna (Russell) Parmenter of Grand Island and Sheryl Post of Tonopah, nev.; eight grandchildren, Stacey, Cara, Taunya, Eric, Tim, Darrin, Kashia and Kiersten; three great-grandchildren, Makenna, Aniya and Carter; three stepgrandsons; 10 step great-grandchildren; one sister in law and brother-in law, Edmond (Mary Lou Post; many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.