Elizabeth Bunn


(May 10, 2005)

Former Powell resident Elizabeth Kohlmeyer Christensen Bunn died Tuesday, May 10 in Duncan, S.C.

She was born to Henry and Anna Beckman Kohlmeyer on July 7, 1912, in Madison, Ill., then moved to Powell when she was 1 year old. After graduating from Powell High School in 1930, she married Eugene Christensen in December of 1930. To this union were born four sons. Eugene died in February, 1941. She then married Ross O. Bunn in May of 1951, and to this union were born two daughters. Ross Bunn died in 1982.

She moved from Powell to Weirsdale, Fla. in November of 1956. In 2003, she moved to Duncan, S.C., to be with her daughter, Lynell.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Ray Christensen; a grandson, Brian Dwayne Christensen; and great-grandson, Chaz Mark Thomas.

She is survived by sons Gene (RaVoe) Christensen of Salt Lake City, Utah, Allan Christensen of Fair Oaks, Calif., Bert (Zona) Christensen of Apopka, Fla., and daughters, Lynell (James) Drake of Duncan, S.C., and Marveen Palmer (Robby Lillard) of Beverly Hills, Fla.; 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place, and burial of cremains will be at Crown Hill Cemetery, Powell, in a private family memorial service. Memorials may be made to Southeastern Children's Home, or American Cancer Society.