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Evelyn Edith Christie

Evelyn Edith Christie

June 1, 1929—October 11, 2018

Evelyn Christie, 89, of Lincoln died Oct. 11, 2018, peacefully at home.

The daughter of Elizabeth and August Siemoneit, she was born on June 1, 1929, in Cass County, Nebraska. She attended school in Cass County and Peru State College, where she received her professional teacher’s training. She taught grades K through 8 in one-room schoolhouses in rural Cass County.

On Dec. 22, 1948, she married TSGT Leamon Lawson (USAF). Their children are Steven, Leamon, and Barbara. After her husband’s death, Evelyn was married to Navy veteran, James Christie. Their children are Jo Ann, Jayme and Clayton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Leamon and James; daughter, Jo Ann; and son, Steven; brother-in-law, Don Teague.

She is survived by her four adult children; daughter-in-law, Kay Lawson; sister, Nancy Teague; brother, Ervin (Betty Lou) Siemoneit; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

The families resided on Guam, in Germany, Alabama, Bellevue and Wabash, Nebraska. After James’ death, Evelyn moved to Lincoln. In 2007 her daughter, Barbara, moved to Lincoln and they became roommates until Evelyn’s death.

She was a life-long, loyal Husker fan. Member of the Gold Star Wives organization. Evelyn enjoyed relaxing in her recliner with a Diet A&W Cream Soda, watching Family Feud and Wheel of Fortune, working on word search puzzles and playing Solitaire on her iPad. She also took pleasure in listening to Elvis and Johnny Cash and savoring the occasional glazed donut.

The funeral is 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at First Christian Church, Weeping Water. Visitation is one hour before service, also at the church. Interment at the Wabash Cemetery, Murdock.

In lieu of flowers memorials suggested to a cancer research organization or a charity of donor’s choice

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