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Leila Pauline Masching Christensen
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Birth: Nov. 7, 1916
Adair County
Iowa, USA
Death: Sep. 9, 1999
Anita
Cass County
Iowa, USA

Death Notice, Atlantic News-Telegraph, 10 September, 1999

Leila Pauline Christensen, 82

Leila Pauline Christensen, 82, of Anita died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, at her home. She was born in Adair County on Nov. 7, 1916, the daughter of Frank and Rhea Clarke Meshing. The family lived in Adair County where she started rural school. They ten moved to Exira Township of Audubon County, where she grew up and finished her formal schooling. On June 9, 1932, she was married to Henry Christensen, in a double wedding with her sister Jenne and Reginold Sykes, at Fremont, Neb. They lived in Brayton for several years and worked on various farms. In 1942 they moved to rural Anita where they farmed until moving to Anita in 1972. Pauline worked at the Redwood in Anita for 15 years until retiring in the mid-1970's. she had belonged to several clubs and organizations over the years and was a longtime member of the Anita Garden Club, and truly loved her flowers. She had hand quilted more than 13 quilts by herself.

Survivors include her husband, Henry; two sons Tom and his wife, Joanne, of Anita; and Roger and his wife Carole, of Anita; eight grandchildren; Cheri Miller and her husband James, of West Des Moines; Kent Christensen of Ottumwa; Charl Claussen and her husband David, of Anita; Camma Miller and Mark Miller of West Des Moines; Chad Christensen and his wife, Nicole, of Ames; Jerod Christensen of Ames; Melissa Christensen of Des Moines; and Nicole Christensen of Anita; eight great-grandchildren; Jeffrey Miller; Cecila and Michael Miller; Ethan, Earin and Emily Claussen; and Conner and Hartley Christensen; two sisters, Lena Mae Metheny of Anita and Betty Kinzie of Anita; nieces and nephews. Preceded her in death were her parents and one sister, Jenevieve.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept, 13, at 10:30 A. M. at the Anita United Methodist Church, with Rev. Michael Willer officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Anita. Visitation will be afternoon on Sunday at the Mullen Funeral Home in Anita where the family will be present from 7 to 8 P. M.

Obituary Notice,

Leila Pauline Masching was born in Adair County, Iowa, on November 7, 1916, the daughter of Frank and Rhea Clarke Masching. The family living in Adair County where she started rural school. They then moved to Exira Township of Audubon County where she grew up and finished her formal schooling.

On June 9, 1932, she was married to Henry Christensen in a double wedding with his sister Jennie and Reginold Sykes of Fremont, Nebraska. They lived in Brayton for several years and worked on various farms. In 1942, they moved to rural Anita where they farmed until moving to Anita in 1972. Pauline worked at the Redwood in Anita for fifteen years until retiring in the mid 1970's. She had belonged to several clubs and organizations over the years and was a longtime member of the Anita Garden Club and truly loved her flowers. She had hand quilted more than thirteen quilts by herself. Surviving are her husband, Henry; two sons, Tom and his wife, Joanne of Anita, and Roger and his wife, Carole of Anita; eight grandchildren, Cheri and husband James Miller of West Des Moines, Kent Christensen of Ottumwa, Charl and husband, David Claussen of Anita, Camma Miller and Mark Miller of West Des Moines, Chad and wife Nicole Christensen of Ames, Jarod Christensen of Ames, Melissa Christensen of Des Moines and Nicole Christensen of Anita; eight great-grandchildren, Jeffery Miller, Cecilia and Michael Miller, Ethan, Erin, and Emily Claussen, and Conner and Hartley Christensen. Also by two sisters, Lena Mae Metheny of Anita and Bette Kinzie of Anita; nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents and one sister Jenevieve Christensen.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Frank Masching (1888 - 1961)
  Rhea Masching (1888 - 1973)
 
 Spouse:
  Henry High Christensen (1912 - 2002)
 
 Siblings:
  Juliette Jenevieve Masching Christensen (1913 - 1964)*
  Leila Pauline Masching Christensen (1916 - 1999)
  Bettie Jane Masching Kinzie (1929 - 2003)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Anita
Cass County
Iowa, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 41.45047, -94.75357
 
Created by: Celticinca
Record added: Jul 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93288799
Leila Pauline <i>Masching</i> Christensen
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