LAMAR-Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Daniel Funeral Home for Edith Mae Young Divine, 93, Lamar, who died Monday, May 27, 2013, following a short illness. Burial will be in Lake Cemetery.
Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 9:15 a.m., at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Lamar United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be sent at www.danielfuneralhome.net.
Survivors include two sons, Keith Divine and wife Lynn, Lamar, and John Divine and wife Kerry, Joplin; three daughters, Luanna Olson and husband Jim (deceased), Champaign, Ill., Bonda Rawlings and husband Bill, Lamar, and Jo Faubion and husband Doug, Forsyth; a brother, John Young, Lamar; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ted Young, Edwin Young and Hawley Young, and two sisters, Elsie Oldham and Ruth Divine.
Mrs. Divine was born Sept. 4, 1919, in Henning, Minn., to Gideon Isaac and Edith Jane (Stevens) Young. She attended Prairie View rural school in Barton County and Sheldon High School her freshman and sophomore years, before moving to Lamar where she graduated in 1936. She attended the Lamar United Methodist Church.
She worked for Rogers Flies and Lures of Lamar for many years; later becoming the director of Lamar Family Day Care at the Lamar Methodist Church for 25 years. She was awarded the first Beta Sigma Phi Woman of the Year and Lamar Chamber Mother of the Year.
After retirement she stayed active with the Sew and Sew Club and Eastern Star for over 50 years, enjoying her family and attending all their family and school events. Her hobbies included cooking, reading, planting flowers, watching birds and traveling.
She married Buel Albert “Nub” Divine on Oct. 20, 1938, in Lamar. He died Sept. 20, 1955.