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Edna Mae (Hartley) Ehresman

January 3, 1917 ~ September 12, 2019 (age 102)

Edna Mae Nelsen Ehresman, 102, of Tipton passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Cedar Manor Nursing Home. A time of visitation will be held at Fry Funeral Home in Tipton on Sunday, September 15 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Funeral services will follow the next day, Monday, September 16 at 11:00 AM also at Fry Funeral Home. A memorial fund has been established for Tipton Senior Dining Center. Online condolences may be shared at

Edna was born on January 3, 1917 in Tipton, Iowa to James and Cora (Fowler) Hartley. After completing her education, Edna married Walter Nelsen on January 17, 1934 in Rock Island, Illinois. Together they raised three daughters on their farm until death parted them in 1984. Edna was married to Carl Ehresman on October 10, 1985, adding two step-sons to their family. Edna was a homemaker; past member of Tipton Women’s Club, Women’s Fellowship and for many years was a faithful member of Tipton United Church of Christ. She loved having coffee and playing cards with her friends.

Edna is survived by two daughters Betty Coonrod, and Lola Maher; one step-daughter-in-law Helen Ehresman; one grandson Kim (Oxana) Bascom; four granddaughters Kathi (Lee) Kruze, Connie (Doug) Weber, Lisa (Steve) Vittetoe, Teri (Chuck) Hoy; eight step-grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; 18 great-great grandchildren; and many step-grand and great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband Walter Nelsen; second husband Carl Ehresman; four brothers Dale Hartley, Harold Hartley, Paul Hartley, and Bob Hartley; two sisters Myrtle Montgomery and Dorothy Carson; daughter Patricia Sterner; son-in-laws John Sterner, Larry Coonrod, and Robert Maher; and step-sons Donzel Ehresman and Harold Ehresman.

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