ALICE DEANE WAUGH GARDNER

ALICE DEANE WAUGH GARDNER

    Alice Deane (Waugh) Gardner, 86, died peacefully on April 12, 2014. Alice Deane was born February 12, 1928 in Worth County, Missouri to Clifton Verne Waugh and Alta (Miller) Waugh. She was united in marriage to Glenn Gardner on June 9, 1946 in the Methodist church in Shenandoah, Iowa. Alice graduated from Mount Ayr high school in 1947.
    Alice and Glenn lived in Crete, Nebraska, Mount Ayr and Diagonal before purchasing and moving to a farm near Arispe in 1959, where she was a homemaker and farm wife. Alice was a very active 4H leader and a member of the Arispe Methodist Church and DAR Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter. Alice enjoyed (and excelled at) cooking, preserving fruits and vegetables and making sure one did not leave her table hungry.    
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifton and Alta; son, Stephen, and brother, Harold Verne.
    Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 67 years, Glenn Gardner; four children, Nancy (John) Kunze, Alan (Connie) Gardner, David (Sue) Gardner and Sharon Gardner; eight grandchildren, Julie Kvasnicka, Matt Gardner, Melissa McVeigh, Diana Kunze, Josh Kunze, Sara Gardner, Ellen Gardner and Ross Gardner; six great-grandchildren, and many relatives and friends.
    Services were conducted at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, with Pastor Jim Morris officiating. Musicians were Nancy Sackett and Don Wilson
    Casket bearers included John Kunze, Mathew Gardner, Ross Gardner, Kevin Kvansnicka,  Sam McVeigh and Gary Gardner.
    A memorial fund has been established to the Union County 4H Foundation.

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