Ernestine (Agnew) Olson

Ernestine (Agnew) Olson, age 77, passed away on Monday, May 7 2018, in Shawnee, KS.


She was born in Skiatook, Oklahoma on May 13, 1941. She enjoyed painting, camping, and caring for her family. She was a dedicated mother and wife who spent her life standing up for others. She graduated from Friends Bible College, Haviland, KS met and married Richard Olson while attending Emporia State University.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Bryce and Mae Agnew, her brother Mitchell Agnew, infant daughter Cheryl Lynn Olson. She is survived by her husband, Richard Olson, daughter Kristen (Steve) Hickey, son, John (Holly) Olson, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Ernie worked as a seamstress for two private businesses and a was a paraprofessional at Mission Valley Middle School and Shawnee Mission East. She helped in her husband’s ministry at the Swedeburg, Nebraska Covenant Church.  She served on the board at the Covenant Home in Stromsburg, Nebraska.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Hillcrest Covenant Church 8801 Nall, Prairie Village, KS with funeral services following at 1 p.m. 

Memorial Contributions

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Swedeburg Covenant Church, P.O. Box 344; Stromsburg, NE 68666. 

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9 Comments on “Ernestine (Agnew) Olson”

  1. Sandra G Parks Says:

    Ernestine was the best sister a person could ask for. She truly had a servants heart and loved most people who came into her life. She was always the first to ask how she could help and volunteer. She was and is greatly loved and deepky missed.

  2. Myrna and missy Heins Says:

    So sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady and will be missed ! Thinking of you all.

  3. Donna Elledge Says:

    Kristen and family. Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. God bless ❤❤

  4. Connie Basel Says:

    Ernie was one of the first people I met at Hillcrest. We were in the same Home Group and shared many happy times together. I especially remember serving with her on Cradle Roll. She helped me as a young mom and when I went back to work on a short term basis she willingly babysat my daughter. Laura loved Ernie and loved going to her house. In fact she loved her so much that she wanted to name our next baby Ernie. I did talk her out of that.
    Over the years we lost contact with each other, but I’ve never forgotten Ernie and the positive influence she had on my life.

  5. Sheryl Cramblet Says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Earnie’s Family. We Loved Pastor Olson and the Church in Swedeburg will always remember them. Pastor was so kind to Mom and Dad. Ruth and Elving Lilja. Just want the family to know we share in your loss and support you in prayer.
    Sheryl Cramblet- Daughter to Ruth and Elving.

  6. Gayle Kellly Says:

    Pastor Dick and family, Marilynn and I want to express our deepest sympathies for the lose of Ernie. She was a super lady and a good friend, she will be missed. May God grant you and your family his peace and comfort.

    Gayle & Marilynn

  7. Byron and Gloria Says:

    Our very deepest sympathy to the entire family!!! We have always had very deep feelings for Ernie and you also Pastor Dick. We so wish we could be there to give our support in this great loss. You both have done so much for our family in more ways then you will every know. If it was sitting with us during surgeries, giving us comfort in the loss of family members, praying for us during many health issues you both were there. Ernie was Gloria’s mentor when going thru cancer. We also had many good laughs together camping at Branch Oak with the church family from Swedeburg. We still remember Ernie kicking the can around the camp ground to make ice cream. Well we could go on and on with all our memories. Please know that you Pastor and your family will be in our prays at this most difficult time. With sorrow in our hearts for the great loss. We want you to know we truly care!!! Prayers and Love going your way !!! Byron and Gloria

  8. Dan Olson Says:

    So sorry that travel plans prevent my being with you today. Please know that my prayers go with you, Dick, and all your family. Ernie was a joy to all who knew her and it is such a comfort to know she is in the arms of our savior today.

    I and many others have traveled this road of losing the one closest to us. I expect to get in touch with you when I return to the area.

    Peace and Strength and Hope to you and most of all, Love

  9. Brenda White Says:

    Dear Kristen, I’m so sorry for the loss of your beloved mom. May G-d comfort you and John and your dad and your families.

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