Archive for Tuesday, April 28, 1998


April 28, 1998


— Services for Nellie Nadine Johnson Lederer, 78, Ottawa, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Richter United Methodist Church, rural Ottawa. Burial will follow at the Sutton Cemetery.

Mrs. Lederer died Saturday, April 25, 1998, at her home.

She was born Oct. 16, 1919, in Lawrence, the daughter of John Robert and Helen Eunica Ewing Johnson.

She grew up in the Lone Star community and lived in Lawrence before moving to Ottawa in 1940. She was a homemaker and a nurse's aide at the Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa.

She married John Lederer on July 18, 1939, at the Franklin County courthouse. He survives of the home.

In 1942, she and her husband moved to a farm northwest of Ottawa, where they lived for almost 50 years, then they moved to Ottawa.

She was a member of the Richter United Methodist Church in rural Ottawa, United Methodist Women and Extension Homemakers Unit. Mrs. Lederer was a former Junior Judgers 4-H Leader.

Other survivors include two daughters, Glora Johnson, Council Grove, and Helen Ramshaw, Wakarusa; two sons, John Lederer, Pomona, and Jim Lederer, Wakarusa; a sister, Arlene Ingle, Parsons; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Ottawa, which is in charge of arrangements.

The family suggests memorials to the Richter United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa 66067.

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