ERMA STEFFEN (1918-1987)
CEDARVILLE - Erma C. Steffen, 68, of Cedarville died today, January 30, at her home.
She retired from Structo Manufacturing, now known as Halsey Taylor⁄Thermos. She was a member of Richland Free Methodist Church and Women of the Moose. Born April 17, 1918 in Freeport, she was the daughter of Charles and Ruth (Dittsmorth) Yeager. She married Eldred L. Steffen on August 6, 1977. He died February 20, 1986. Surviving are three sons, Paul Haefner of McConnell, Charles Haefner of La Mirada, Calif., and Gerald Haefner of Orangeville; a daughter, Barbara (Mrs. Cledith) Purdom of Mahunta, Ga.; a sister, Doris (Mrs. George) Beer of Buena Vista; 27 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister.
Service will be held 3 p.m. Monday at Walker Mortuary. The Rev. Lyle Babcock, pastor of Richland Free Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
A memorial fund has been established for Richland Free Methodist Church.
Xeroxed copy of a Stephenson County news clipping. And it says that she, "died today, January 30."
My grandmother: Erma C Yeager was first married to Paul Haefner and had four children (Paul, Charles, Gerald and Barbara). They were divorced in October of 1944. She married Eldred Steffen on August 6, 1977. They were married until his death on February 20, 1986.