Emma Lee Relander


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Posted Online: Jan. 25, 2013, 5:48 pm
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Emma Lee Relander, 84, of Aledo, died on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at her home.
Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Burial will be at Aledo Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church or the Mercer Carnegie Library.
Emma Lee was born on Nov. 28, 1928, in Liberal, Kan., to Lee and Mergie Mae Spence Smith. She married Edwin Junior Relander on Nov. 28, 1946, in Aledo. Junior preceded her in death on July 16, 2009.
Emma Lee was employed with Production Credit, ASCS and also worked with her son at Relander Auction Company.
Emma Lee cherished her time spent with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed reading, her weekly ladies luncheons and monthly classmate get togethers. In earlier years, Emma Lee and Junior loved to go dancing.
Emma Lee is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law, Dave and Sharon, Steve and Tanya and Randy and Darcy, all of Aledo; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Brett and Bekah Relander and their children, Holland, Riley Jane and one lovingly expected, Brad Relander, Travis and Kristin Relander and their children, Owen and Chloe, and Cody and Chelsea Relander and their children, Drew and Brooklyn. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a sister, Maxine Newswander.












 



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