Elwood, Nebraska

Fern B. Staedelin, age 94, of Lexington, Nebraska died on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at Tri-County Hospital in Lexington, Nebraska. She was born September 2, 1916 on the family farm in Gosper County, Nebraska to Benjamin & Mamie (Houlden) Miles.

She married Eugene Staedelin in October of 1947. They made their home on the farm at the west edge of the Elwood. Gene would pass away in August of 1960. She stayed on the farm until 1998 when she would move into Lexington. She was a Dental Assistant for Doctor Hawley at his office in Elwood for many years. She enjoyed her garden and baking, and received joy from sharing with everyone. She had a special fondness for flowers and pets. She was past Noble Grand of Mariah Washington Rebekah Lodge and past District President of Rebekah Lodge. She was past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star of Elwood, Nebraska. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Holdrege, Nebraska.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Eugene in 1960, brother Lester Miles, & 5 sisters; Elva Willey, Alta Buehner, Phyllis McCleary-Morales, Oletta Engelhart, Opal Hansen.

She is survived by her sister Verna Blankenship of Prescott, Arizona, special nephew Glen Miles of New York, formerly of Elwood, and numerous loved nieces and nephews.

Condolences and personal reflections may be left at www.elwoodfuneralhome.com.

There will be no viewing or visitation

Graveside services will be Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 2 PM at Elwood Cemetery, in Elwood, Nebraska with Pastor Lawrence Francis from the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Holdrege, Nebraska, officiating. Elwood Funeral Home of Elwood, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements.