Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2009, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Emma. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Blackburn. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. Friends may sign an online guest book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Jan. 26, 1923, in rural Saline County, she was the daughter of the late George Hill and Amanda Schmidt Hill. On Dec. 4, 1940, she married Karl W. Klussman, who preceded her in death on April 2, 2003. She had lived in Saline County her entire life, with most of those years being spent in the rural Sweet Springs area where she was a homemaker. She was a longtime active member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Emma and a member of VFW Post 5649 Auxiliary in Concordia.
Survivors include one son, Gary Klussman of Gulf Shores, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Deanna Klussman; one brother; and two sisters.