Obituary: Edwinna Sanneman

CLAY CENTER—Edwinna Sanneman, 94, died on Friday, Jan. 27, in Clay Center.

She was born April 9, 1922, in Morganville to George and Katherine (Campbell) Taddiken.

Edwinna was raised in the Morganville area and graduated from Clay Center High School in 1941. Following graduation, she worked as a sales clerk at Brown McDonald’s in downtown Clay Center.

On Nov. 22, 1943, she married Robert Sanneman. They made their home and farmed in the Idana area. Edwinna was a member of the Mulberry Presbyterian Church before transferring to the Idana Presbyterian Church in 1944. She also was active in the United Presbyterian Women and Idana Animas Club.

Edwinna and Bob moved to the Clay Center Presbyterian Manor in August of 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother and sister-in -aw, Forest and Lorraine Taddiken.

Survivors include daughter Verlee Sanneman, Topeka; son George and wife Sarah Sanneman, Idana; and son Gaylord and wife Janelle Sanneman, Newton.

Celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at the Idana Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Scott Lingle officiating.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home in Clay Center. The family will greet friends from 3 to 5 p.m.

Memorials in lieu of flowers can be made to Idana Presbyterian Church, Meadowlark Hospice or Clay County Historical Society in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home.

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