Christina Maria Seder of Pea Green died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe. She was 92.
A graveside funeral service was held March 7 at Pea Green Cemetery. A gathering will be held at the Pea Green hall at a later date.
Mrs. Seder was born March 11, 1919, in Dingolfing, Germany, to Modest and Maria (Brunner) Melnikow. She spent her childhood in Dingolfing, Bavaria, Sretensk, Siberia, and Russia. She attended school in Dingolfing, Germany, and graduated in 1936.
Mrs. Seder came to America in 1938 and lived in New York City. She worked as a maid, governess and model.
She married William Seder on Oct. 11, 1943, in Connecticut. They lived in Wyoming and California before buying the Many Springs Ranch in Pea Green in 1959. They farmed and ranched for many years. He died in 2006.
Mrs. Seder enjoyed canning, sewing, knitting, gardening, her animals and her Lord. She was a member of Cowbelles, Pea Green Ladies Club, Order of Eastern Star, a founding member of All Saints Lutheran Church in Cory, and a former member of St. Michael's Catholic Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Christy "Willie" Lake of Delta; a goddaughter, Christina Easterby-Knoll; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
Mrs. Seder was preceded in death by her husband, William Seder; a great-granddaughter, Venus; a brother, Modest Melnikow; an infant son, William "Billy" Seder Jr.; and several aunts and uncles.
Memorial contributions may be made to the City of Delta Animal Shelter.
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Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus