She was a rural mail carrier for the United States Postal Service before retiring after 33 years of service.
She was born Feb. 1, 1918, in Clay County, to Albert Bullerdick and Iva Neese Bullerdick.
Her husband, Austin W. "Bill" Ahlemeyer, preceded her in death June 5, 1980.
Survivors include daughters Phyllis Proctor and her husband Paul, Riley, Betty Nelson Robinson and her husband John, Bozeman, Mont., and Beth Ahlemeyer Tevlin and her husband Terry, Terre Haute, brother Herschel Bullerdick and his wife LaVera, Poland, sister Helen Kinder, Newberg, Ore., grandchildren Chris Diel and his wife Marlene, Sheryl Diel, Nancy Bauer Runyan and her husband Jim, Brad Diel, Debra Ennen, Cory Hankins, Cord Quakenbush and his wife Sue, Ryan Tevlin and Lauren Tevlin. Also surviving are 13 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, other extended family, and the family caregivers at Davis Gardens Health Center.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, and brothers Clyde Bullerdick and Rex Bullerdick.
Edna was a life member of Zion United Church of Christ in Poland, where she was a former Elder and Deacon of the church and a member of the Women's Guild. She was also a member and past Worthy Matron of Bowling Green Chapter No. 304 Order of Eastern Star, Indiana Rural Letter Carriers Association and was a volunteer at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
After retiring, Edna flourished in creating her own ceramics as well as helping her friends and neighbors with theirs. Her excellent sewing skills were always available for her family when needed. She enjoyed creative hobbies such as cross stitch, painting, quilting and crocheting. Having grown up in a farming community, Edna knew the meaning of hard work and dedication. She was very dedicated to the well being of her family.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, in Callahan and Hughes Funeral Home, 605 S. 25th St., Terre Haute, with Pastor Paul Zurcher officiating. Burial will be in Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery in Poland.
Visitation is scheduled for 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, with an Eastern Star Memorial Service to take place at 7 p.m., in the funeral home.
The family kindly suggests that memorial contributions be made to Bill and Edna Ahlemeyer Endowment Fund, in care of Wabash Valley Community Foundation, 2901 Ohio Blvd., Suite 153, Terre Haute, Ind., 47803-2239, or online at www.wvcf.com or to the charity of your choice.