Edna L. Christensen

GARDNER—Edna Luella Christensen (nee Holm), 94, of Gardner, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 at Heritage Health in Dwight.  
Born Feb. 7, 1924 in Gardner, she was the daughter of Louis Hansen and Edna (nee Harrop) Holm. Luella was previously employed at Fox Developmental Center in Dwight.  She had a passion for playing the organ and piano.  She played at the United Methodist Church in South Wilmington for 60 years and also played at many weddings and the Patterson Funeral Home for funerals.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and was the superintendent.  Luella was also a member of the STAR Club at church and Women of MOOSE in Kankakee.  She enjoyed ballroom dancing, shopping trips, birdwatching, crocheting and most importantly spending time with her family.              Surviving are her three children: Ronald (Jocelyn) Christensen, of Gardner; Patricia (Donald) Lardi, of South Wilmington and Wendy (Michael) Martin, of Cape Coral, FL; sister, Mildred (the late Frank) Hibler, of Kankakee; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, Earl Christensen, who she married Dec. 4, 1941 in Morris; four brothers: Carl (Delores) Holm, Ruben (Edith) Olroyd, Wilbur (Eileen) Olroyd and Wesley Holm and one sister, Margary (Dale) Patchett.  
Funeral services will be at the United Methodist Church in South Wilmington Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 at 11 a.m., with visitation two hours preceding services.  Interment will be at Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, Braceville.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be directed to the United Methodist Church.  
For more information and to sign her online guestbook log on to www.rwpattersonfuneralhomes.com or find them on Facebook at R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory.
R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood is in charge of arrangemens.