A Memorial service was held Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 at Faith Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids was in charge of the arrangements.
Edna Lillian Schneider, the daughter of John and Katherine (Bahr) Schneider, was born in Dunlap, on Jan. 3, 1911. She was baptized on April 16, 1911 at the Lutheran Church in Dunlap, by Pastor Hertel. Edna was confirmed by Pastor David Walker at the Faith Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids, on Nov. 12, 1961.
Edna was united in marriage to Adlai Gidley on Feb. 17, 1926 and this couple was blessed with seven children: LaVerna, Eugene, Janice, Bonnie, Dorothy, John, and Leta. The family moved to Wyoming where they lived for many years until Edna returned to Sioux Rapids in 1951. Edna worked in various restaurants in Sioux Rapids as a cook and was later employed with Sioux Produce where she candled and packaged eggs. She also worked for a number of years at Don's Food Market until her retirement.
She was a faithful member of the Faith Lutheran Church of Sioux Rapids. Special interest of Edna's included sewing, crocheting, baking, playing cards and spending times with her family.
Those who will always cherish her memory include her children: Janice and Loren Anderson of Riverton, Wyo.; Bonnie Adams of Billings, Mont.; Dorothy Rine of Wheatland, Wyo.; John (Jack) and Ramona Gidley of Sioux Rapids; her daughter-in-law, Betty Gidley of Vernal, Utah; 14 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and 18 great -great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; other extended family and her many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 daughters, LaVerna Rhoads and Leta Jordan; 1 son, Eugene Gidley; 3 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; 1 brother; 2 sisters; and 4 sons-in-law.