Ardis R. Olson

OLSON, Ardis R., Oct 5, 1929 – Oct 21, 2009, of Omaha, NE, formerly of Eldora, IA. Ardy passed away from complications of a heart attack at Bergan Mercy Hospital with her beloved daughters by her side. She was born in Sandstone, MN to Lloyd and Evelyn Richards. Ardy attended Luther College in Decorah, IA and taught school for many years. She was united in marriage to Keith Olson on August 30, 1954. They were blessed with two daughters and eventually settled their family in Eldora, IA. Ardy was a dedicated homemaker who was truly involved with her family’s activities. She had a generous heart and spent many hours volunteering her time and talents to various charities and clubs in Eldora and eventually Omaha, where she moved in 1994. Ardy was a strong Christian woman dedicated to her United Methodist Church. She was involved in UMW, Good News Jail and Prison Ministries, local church outreach, PEO, TTT and Girl Scouts. Ardy loved working with a needle and thread; she knit hundreds of caps and created baby quilts for homeless children in the community. Ardy enjoyed playing bridge, traveling with friends, gardening, quilting, high-heeled shoes and chocolate. She was the most perfect Grandma. She was prceded in death by her husband, Keith, and parents. She is survived by her two daughters, Lynn (Tom) Ashby of Omaha and Jil (Tim) Spitzack of Hastings, MN. Her grandchildren are Annie, Ben, Caity, Aly, Jake and Jenna. She has one sister, Grace (Don ) Kidd of San Francisco, CA. VISITATION from 4:00 p.m. Friday at the West Center Chapel, with family receiving friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. SERVICES Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Hanscom Park United Methodist Church, 4444 Frances Street, Omaha. On Sunday, the family will receive friends at Eldora United Methodist Church from 1:00-2:30 p.m., followed by GRAVESIDE SERVICE AND INTERMENT at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials are suggested to Rockbrook United Methodist Women, Omaha Public Library Foundation, or Eldora United Methodist Church..

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