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Canton Cemetery

Blaine County, Oklahoma

© Pierce Funeral Home
Submitted by: Jo Aguire & Donna Sutton

Edna Viola (Grund) Rauh

Edna Viola (Grund) Rauh
May 22, 1908 ~ February 06, 2010

Funeral services for Viola Rauh, 101, of Canton, Oklahoma will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Canton United Methodist Church with Rev. Alvin "Dale" Rauh, Jr. and Rev. Nathan Twyman officiating.

Interment will follow in Canton Cemetery under the direction of Haigler-Pierce Funeral Home, Canton.

Edna Viola (Grund) Rauh was born May 22, 1908 in Gage County, at Adams, Nebraska to Earnest Ralph and Ida Mae (Varner) Grund. She departed this life on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at Okeene, Oklahoma. On December 11, 1911

Viola and her family traveled to Beatrice, Nebraska on a horse drawn sleigh. From there, Viola and her mother and two sisters and one brother took a train to Arkansas City, Kansas. Her father came later with the horses and covered wagons. On October 8, 1912 her family left Arkansas City, Kansas in a covered wagon bound for Oakwood, Oklahoma. After traveling 150 miles across the prairie country they arrived at the Frank Snyder homestead on October 16, 1912.

While in Oklahoma, more sisters were added to the family, Velma, Verna, Elda and Ermestine. After sixteen years in Oklahoma, Viola’s parents moved back to Arkansas City, Kansas, but Viola stayed. She married William “Bill” Rauh on February 9, 1927 at Kingfisher, Oklahoma. They made their home on a farm west of Canton where they were both engaged in farming and ranching.

Viola was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bill in 1957; one brother, Ralph Grund; four sisters, Maude Coulson, Myrtle Chadwell, Hazel Brown and Ermestine Hillary; She is survived by three sisters, Velma Neal, Verna Coffey and Elda Coffey, all of Arkansas City, Kansas; numerous nieces and nephews; Memorials may be made to the Canton Cemetery Association or the Eagle City Cemetery Association through the funeral home at P.O. Box 36, Canton, OK 73724. Condolences may be made online at www.haiglerpierce.com. 

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