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Edna Marie Christian

January 18, 1941 — March 15, 2020

Edna Marie Christian

Edna Marie Christian, 79, of Matherville, Illinois died Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Jackson County Regional Hospital in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Visitation is Friday, March 20th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola.  Private family burial will be held in Farlow Grove Cemetery, Matherville.  In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be left for the Humane Society.

Marie was born January 18, 1941 in Clay, West Virginia the daughter of Romy “Bud” and Eileen Holcomb Elliott.  On December 21, 1957, she married Delbert Christian in Craigsville, West Virginia.  Marie worked for 37 years at the Rock Island / Milan Post Office.  She loved to read… she volunteered as a reading assistant with Winola School District for eight years and was a member of the Sherrard Library.  She had served as a Cub Scouts Den Mother and was a member of United Community Church, Matherville.  Marie had a love of animals.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband:  Delbert Christian of Matherville; sons:  Ron Christian of Matherville, Mark Christian of Jackson, Michigan and Doug (Jennifer) Christian of Maquoketa; step-son:  Greg (Connie) Christian of Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister:  Karen Feldman.

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**Please note due the Governor's COVID-19 mandate of keeping gatherings under 50 people... this visitation will be limited to 50 people in the funeral home at a time. If you are not feeling well or vulnerable, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND... those who choose to attend may have to wait a few minutes to enter the visitation. The CDC recommends social distancing practices be followed in funeral homes, churches and cemeteries. Hugging, kissing and/or handshaking is discouraged. Hand sanitizer and had washing is imperative. Thank you for understanding as we all try to get through this together and keep everybody safe and healthy.**

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Friday, March 20, 2020

10:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Dennison Funeral Homes

, Viola, IL 61486

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Matherville, Illinois 61231


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