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Edith Kristiansen

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Edith Kristiansen 1921 - 2009 MANCHESTER Edith May Kristiansen, 87, a lifelong resident of Manchester and East Dorset passed away peacefully Friday evening, Feb. 27, 2009, at Equinox Terrace in Manchester, surrounded by her family. Edith was born in Manchester on March 31, 1921, the daughter of Ora and Wilma Clayton Joslin and attended local schools. Edith was a culinary wizard. She had owned and operated her own bake shop and was known for her homemade rolls, pies, cakes, baked beans and raised donuts. Edith was very involved in the local school lunch program and many PTA activities through the years. Edith worked for many years at the Palmer House for Jean and Hans Palmer and also worked as a housekeeper for many area families. Edith was a member of the East Dorset Congregational Church and worked on many church suppers and upon moving to Manchester she attended the First Baptist Church. Edith leaves her daughter, Nancy Mills and her husband, Richard, of Galway, N.Y.; her son, Pedar Kristiansen and his wife, Carole, of Manchester Center; her son, Harry Kristiansen, Jr. and his wife, Sharon, of Simpsonville, S.C.; her daughter Faye Woodcock of East Dorset and her daughter, Donna Cook and her husband, Robert, of Manassas, Va., and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins, and a brother, Fay Joslin. She was preceded by her husband, Harry Kristiansen, Sr., who died in 1995, by son-in-law, Leslie Woodcock and by a brother, Warren Joslin. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services for Edith will be announced later in the spring. Interment will be in the family lot in Factory Point Cemetery in Manchester. There will be no visiting hours. If friends desire, gifts in Edith's memory may be made to the Second Chance Animal Shelter or the East Dorset Congregational Church, c/o BREWSTER FUNERAL SERVICE, P.O. Box 885 Manchester Center, VT 05255. To send the family personal email condolences, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner from Mar. 2 to Mar. 3, 2009
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