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EdnaMay Hein

Friday, August 28, 2009

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EdnaMay Hein
Funeral services for Mrs. EdnaMay Hein, 84, of Des Moines, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will take place in Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Mrs. Hein passed away Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at Manor Care in Des Moines.

EdnaMay Hein, the daughter of Balthasar and Helen (Gutknecht) Durst, was born on June 1, 1925, in rural Spencer. She received her early education at a country school in rural Spencer and graduated from Lake Center High School in 1942.

On Dec. 23, 1943, she was united in marriage to Darrel Hein in Dickens. To this union two children were born: Dennis Darrel in 1948 and Dianna Lynn in 1950. They made their home in Spencer and in 1953 they relocated to Cherokee. When the marriage ended in divorce in 1960, EdnaMay and the children returned to Spencer. She was employed by Marvin Burk Photography as a darkroom technician until her retirement. Several of her quilts were awarded ribbons at the Clay County Fair. She also was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.

EdnaMay moved to Des Moines in 2002, to live with her daughter, Dianna.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Paul and Ervin Durst; and half brother, Harold Gutknecht.

Edna is survived by her son, Dennis and his wife, Jackie of Spirit Lake; her daughter, Dianna Peterson of Des Moines; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three brothers: Glenn Durst and wife, Glenda, Donald Durst and wife, Eileen, and Clifford Durst and wife, Ardell -- all of Spencer.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.