Services for Elva Ruth (Abel) O’Berg Kindred, 94, Eudora will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Eudora United Methodist Church in Eudora. Burial will follow in Eudora Cemetery. The family will greet friends at 9:00 a.m. prior to the service on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at the church. Elva died November 16, 2021 at Homestead in Eudora.
Elva was born to Otto and Sarah W. (Neis) Abel on June 14, 1927 on the Abel family farm east of Eudora, KS on the Douglas County line.
Elva was the Director of Medical Records for LMH and retired in 1992. She was a founding board member of the Eudora Nursing Home, currently Medicalodges. She was a life-long member of EUB Church which later joined with the Methodist Church to form the Eudora United Methodist Church. She was active in Eudora United Methodist Women’s Group, Eastern Star, former Scout Leader, member of American Medical Record Association, Democratic Central Committee and many other social groups and organizations.
Elva met this sailor at the Lawrence roller rink and fell in love and married Johnny O’Berg on June 29, 1946. He preceded her in death on May 10, 1970. She later married Louie Lee Kindred in 1985 and he preceded her in death on March 27, 2004.
She is survived by her daughter, Laura L. (Richard) Ward of St. Peters, MO; two sons, Nevin R. (Clydelia) O’Berg of Kimberly, Idaho; James D. O’Berg of Eudora; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; her sister, Marion Shutt of Lawrence, KS; and sister-in-law, Mary Abel of Eudora, KS; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Minnie Fesmire, Annetta Wright, Violet Abel; two brothers, O. George Abel and Carl Abel.
The family suggest memorials in her name to Eudora United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary 120 W. 13th St. Lawrence, KS 66044.