OXFORD — Edna M. Edwards, 99, of Oxford, formerly of Gilbertsville and Morris, passed on to be with our Lord on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at the Oxford Veterans Home, where she had resided for the past two years.
She was born on June 10, 1904, in Greene, daughter of John Van Duzer and Edith Pittsley.
She was married on July 8, 1925, to Harvey S. Edwards in Morris. He died in August 1979.
She was a homemaker and loving wife, parent and grandparent to all who touched life. She was devoted, compassionate, giving and family-oriented. She was known by her children and grandchildren for her homemade bread, donut holes and baked beans. She loved music, dancing, reciting poetry she had learned as a child and reading tea leaves, much to the delight of her grandchildren.
She was a member of the Spirit & Truth Christian Assembly, West Oneonta, and was baptized at 94 years old.
She is survived by five daughters and three sons-in-law, Jean Glover of Unadilla, Lura Todd of Morris, Vera Hoag and Lyle of Morris, Hilda Holbrook and Bob of West Oneonta and Ann Mein and Martin of South New Berlin; two sons and daughters-in-law, Earl Edwards and Bernice of Macedon and Gary Edwards and Jean of Gilbertsville; and a daughter-in-law, Winnie Edwards of Depauville. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; and 35 great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harvey S. Edwards; three sons, Paul, Donald and Karl Edwards; a daughter-in-law, Kathryn Edwards; two sons-in-law, Robert Todd and Robert Glover; a grandson, Scott Edwards; and two brothers, Clyde Pittsley and Ivan Hall.
There will be a memorial service at the family reunion on Saturday, Aug. 9, with Pastor Mitchell Spring of the Spirit & Truth Christian Assembly officiating.
Burial will be at the Brookside Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Funeral arrangements are being made by the Johnston Funeral Home, Morris.
Published in The Daily Star on August 9, 2003.