Ina G. Edwards
age 89, passed away Jan. 7, 2014 at Aultman Hospital after a brief illness. Ina was born in Canton, Ohio May 13, 1924 to the late Charlotte (Muircroft) Douglas and John Douglas. She was a 1942 graduate of Canton McKinley High School. She was married to the late James Reese Edwards Jr., Sept. 2, 1943 in Orlando, Fla. while Mr. Edwards was in the Army Air Corps stationed at Pine Castle Air Field. Ina was a former member of Canton and Massillon Women's Club, taught Sunday School at the First Christian Church in Canton, and worked 14 years at the Perry High School cafeteria. Many former Perry football players will remember her as she bought their lunch if they scored a touchdown. Ina was a charter member of the Perry Adult Booster Club and was very active for the school from 1957-1970. While living in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., she worked at the snack bar at Fish Memorial Hospital for several years. Preceding her in death were her mother and father; stepfather, Bob Roberts; sister, Jesse (Douglas) Baker; and her husband of 67 years, James Reese Edwards Jr, on Feb. 18, 2011.
She is survived by her sons, Doug (Susan) Edwards, and Bob (Nancy) Edwards, all of Perry Township; grandchildren, Danny Edwards of Perry Township, Lisa (Mark) Spring of North Canton, Laurie Edwards of Warren, Ohio; step-grandchildren, Mike (Jen) Chevraux of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Traci Chevraux of Santa Barbara, California; five great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. "We would like to thank the aides and nurses at the University Village Assisted Living in Massillon, Ohio for their great care the past two and a half years, and to thank the aides and nurses at the Hospitality House in Perry Township for their care the past two months. Also, we would like to thank the nurses at Aultman for their compassionate care this past week."
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 from 4- 6 p.m. at the Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel, and Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 from 10-11 a.m. Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jon Long officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Hills Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ina's name to the Stark County Humane Society. Those wishing to share their condolences or a fond memory may sign the Reed Online Guestbook at
Reed Funeral Home
705 Raff Road SW Canton, OH 44710
Published in The Repository on Jan. 10, 2014