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Olive (Dutch) Mayden, 102 - July 21, 2011


Olive “Dutch” Rahlmeyer Mayden, 102, of Farnam, died July 21, 2011, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, at Farnam United Methodist Church with the Rev. Neil Kloppenborg officiating. Interment will follow in the Farnam Cemetery.
Mayden was born Oct. 16, 1908, at North Loup to Ernest and Rosanna (Wintermantel) Rahlmeyer. She graduated from Ord High School and continued her education at the Lincoln School of Commerce.
Before her marriage, she worked at the Weeks Hospital in Ord. She married Vergil L Mayden on Nov. 1, 1934. They lived at several Nebraska locations, as her husband was an agent operator for the Burlington Northern Railroad.
She worked some as a relief agent when her husband was called to fill in at other stations. They lived at Farnam for 20 years. Mayden worked at the county treasurer’s office in Alma when they were located there.
Mayden loved to dance and play a good game of cards. She attended many Saturday night dances and loved to listen to her family play music. Her hobbies included embroidering, quilting and cross stitch. She enjoyed having visitors and entertaining family and friends. You could always count on a homemade cookie or a home cooked meal if you had the time to stay, family members said.
She was preceded in death by her husband Vergil, her parents and her son, Ernest Lewis Mayden.
Mayden is survived by: her three children—Don (Arlene) Mayden of Fortuna, CA, Carolyn Eberly of Lincoln and Virginia (Kenneth) Adkisson of Farnam; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, three great- great-grandchild, and one more great- great-grandchild to come any day now; several nieces, nephews.
Memorials may be given to the Senior Living Choices, Curtis.

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