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Alverda Edler

Rose Spray
CROSBYTON (Special) - Services for Alverda Edler, 91, of Crosbyton will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First United Methodist Church here with the Rev. Johnnie Williams, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Crosbyton Cemetery under direction of Adams Funeral Home.

Miss Edler died Tuesday at the Crosbyton Clinic following a lengthy illness.

A registered nurse, she was born in Huntersville, Pa. She moved to Crosby County with her parents in 1913 from Mount Hope, Kan. She completed her nurses' training at Lubbock's West Texas Hospital in 1925.

Survivors include two brothers, Forrest of Lubbock and Don of Perryton, and three sisters, Bertha Mullins of San Angelo, Kathryn Shipman of Lubbock and Mrs. W.O. Matthews of Crosbyton.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Lubbock Avalanche Journal, January 10, 1979

Record provided by Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum
transcribed by Linda Fox Hughes


"One owes respect to the Living. To the Dead, one owes only Truth.".... Voltaire

Don Edler

Picture of Donald LaRue Edler

Family Note: A little history on the Edlers, My dad who was Donald Larue Edler was adopted by Harvey Edler and my Great Grandmother. My dads mother was Alverta Edler who was a nurse up in Pennsylvania and became pregnant from a Doctor. Her parents Harvey & Grandmother [Emma] adopted the child and told no one. My dad told me in later years about the adoption because I was adopted from a young Chickasaw girl who became pregnant in high school at the age of fifteen.

Just a little gossip that should have been told a long time ago when my dad left home at the age of fifteen to work on a ranch. He and some brothers got into a fight over them calling him some names. My real grandmother [Alverta] never got married and never recognized her SON or her GRANDSON. She went to the grave keeping this secret. I wish I had of known when she was alive as I would have hugged her a lot different!

Jerry Don Edler

Family Photo's

Don and grandson Jerry, 1936
Jerry Edler with Mom Winifred Shipman Edler and Father Don Edler
Winifred Shipman Edler
Winifred Shipman and brother Bill Shipman
Jerry Edler, 1935, son of Don and Winifred Edler




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