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She lived most of her life in the Ava community Edna Dona Currier, daughter of John L. Turner and Lillie Mae Shipley Turner, last living one of 10 children, was born on Jan. 15, 1910, in Douglas County, at Girdner, and passed from this life on May 11, 2007, in Ava, at the age of 97.
Edna lived most of her life in the Ava community where she was a homemaker and worked on the farm with her husband, Oscar. Edna attended grade school at Excelsior School. She lived in Bettendorf, Iowa for a few years and worked in a greenhouse.
On Jan. 27, 1926, Edna and Oscar Currier were united in marriage in Douglas County, and to this union two sons were born. She returned to the Ava community in 1958. Edna was a member of the Sweden Church.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Oscar in 1973, a grandson, Floyd Lee, six sisters and three brothers.
She is survived by her sons, Howard Currier and wife, Florence, of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Floyd Currier of Ava; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends that called her “Granny.”
Services for Edna were held Tuesday, May 15, at 2 p.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with the Revs. Robert Grisham and Don Graham officiating. Interment followed in the Sweden Cemetery.
The family requests memorials to the Sweden Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneralhome. com.