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Behrens, Ardra – Obituary

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Summerville, Union County, Oregon

Ardra Behrens, 92, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1993, at her home in Summerville.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel with Pastor Irwin Smutz of the Imbler Christian Church officiating. Committal and interment will follow at the Summerville Cemetery.

Mrs. Behrens was born on Jan. 4, 1901, to Ishmeal W. and Mary L. (Childers) Littreal in Summerville. She graduated from Imbler High School in 1919 and went on to attend one year at the Monmouth Teacher’s College. She returned and taught for one year at the Iowa School District. On Nov. 13, 1924, she married Arthur Frank Behrens in La Grande. He died on Oct. 20, 1989.

Mrs. Behrens was a member of the Summerville Christian Church and enjoyed riding horses, canning, gathering huckleberries and handwork.

Survivors include her daughter Margaret J. Yates of Summerville; granddaughter Linda J. Goode of Bremerton, Wash.; five great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and other relatives and friends.

Brothers Guy and Ira Hobson and sisters Effie Hobson, Ruth Littreal Rollins, and Margaret, Mary and Hattie Duggan died earlier.

Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital or the Child Development Rehabilitation Center in care of Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.

The Observer
La Grande, Oregon
Friday, January 22, 1993
Page 6

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