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Edna Marie Speers

Edna Marie Speers
Edna Marie Speers
- January 18, 2018

Edna was born on a White Owl homestead on February 22, 1916. She grew up in Springfield, MO, where her father passed suddenly when she was 12. She married Glen E. Speers in 1933 at age 16 and raised 6 sons on the White Owl Ranch, many of whom when on to serve in the military.

Known to all as "Grandma" Edna lived independently with the help and care of family and friends. Coming to Washington she was thrilled to garden in the NW with fruit trees, grapes and large garden well into her late 90's. She had a great sense of humor and loved to hear of family adventures and mishaps, and posed in many "Fish" photos, some bigger than her! At the age of 100 she was caught on stage teaching her great-great granddaughters the Charleston. Her last trip to the ranch was met by loved ones and many travel "fans" and treated like celebrity!

Edna lived her life and faith to the fullest being missionary minded, supporting Billy Graham and Samaritan's Purse. Every year she helped her granddaughter pack and send shoe boxes to operation Christmas Child, over 50 boxes a year! The family would like to send 102 boxes in 2018 in her honor.

Grandma was a strong fighter, surviving everything from rattlesnake bites to cancer!! An inspiration to all.

Edna Marie Speers, 101, Puyallup, WA, formerly of White Owl, SD, died, Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at her grandson's home in Puyallup, WA.

Edna is survived by her 4 sons; Bert G. Speers, Puyallup, WA; Lowell A. Speers, White Owl, SD; Stanley G. Speers, Toledo, WA; and Patrick R. Speers, Patterson, MO. 7 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and 20 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters; Yonnie and Clara; one brother, Marion; two sons; Glen Jr, and Russell; two grandsons, John L. and sadly the same week of her passing her grandson Shane Speers.

A celebration of her Life and Faith will be held, 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018, at the White Owl Church. Burial will follow at the White Owl Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.

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