Thursday, November 9, 2006

LuEva A Christiansen, 77, of Golden, died Nov. 5, 2006, at her home in Golden.

She was born on Feb. 13, 1929, in Sloan, Iowa, to Ralph G. Gerking and Martha L. Olson. She graduated from high school in Leeds, Iowa, in 1947. She was a homemaker and a member of the All Faith United Methodist Church in Golden.

She married Kenneth J. Criss on June 15, 1947, in Sioux City, Iowa. He died Sept. 1, 1989, in Mt. Vernon. She married William E. Christiansen on Nov. 17, 1998, in Berryville, Ark. He survives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth J. Criss, her parents, Ralph G. Gerking and Martha L. Olson, and her brother John Gerking. Additional survivors include: her two sons, Dennis J. Criss, of Wentworth, and David L. Criss, of Stotts City; her daughters, Berneeta Lou Wagoner and her husband, Darrel, of Clarinda, Iowa, Leta Joye Keeton and her husband, Gene, of Monett, and Jeanette Mettloch, of Pierce City; nine grand children; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Tuesday at All Faith United Methodist Church, Golden. The family held a private committal service at Viney Creek Cemetery, Golden.

Arrangements were under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville.