Margaret M. Edwards, 101, of Trucksville, and formerly of Kingston, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 6, 2014. In recent years she has been residing in the Trucksville home of her daughter, Margaret E. Stone, and her partner, Bill Connor, who served as her primary caregivers.
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Born in Pringle on Dec. 16, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Helen Noone Quinn. Margaret was educated in Kingston schools and was a graduate of the Wilkes-Barre Business College.
She was employed by Hess Goldsmith for many years until its closure. Afterwards Margaret served as a sales representative in the women's lingerie department of Lazarus Department Store, Wilkes-Barre, until her retirement.
Margaret held a particular fondness for the arts. She enjoyed fine art and music, both classical and modern, as well as authoring an extensive array of poetry. She held a strong attachment to the environment, particularly for green open spaces and all varieties of flowers. Margaret loved all animals, especially dogs and cats. Her love of travel led her throughout the United States and Europe.
She was a member of former St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, South Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, Edward Thomas Edwards, in 1991; sister, Helen Evans; and brothers, Peter, Jack and Bill Quinn.
Surviving, in addition to her daughter, are her son, Edward J. Edwards and wife, Margaret A., Indiana, Pa.; six grandchildren, Mark Stone, Mountain Top; James Stone and wife, Carol, Plymouth Township; Patricia Stone Stevenson and husband, David, New Cumberland; Chris Stone, Harrisburg; Robert E. Edwards and wife, Debbie, Mechanicsburg; and Karen Edwards Schneider, Glen Burnie, Md.; six great-grandchildren, Jacqueline Stone Delaney, Wyoming; Deidre Stone McGrory, Brooklawn, N.J.; Abraham Stone; Amanda K. Schneider and Eric A. Schneider, both of Glen Burnie, Md.; Ryan E. Edwards, Mechanicsburg; and two great-great-grandchildren, Zack and Zoe McGrory, both of Brooklawn, N.J.
Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday from Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home, Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown. Interment will be made in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Chip Animal Rescue, 974 Lockville Road, Dallas, PA 18612, or to the Luzerne County SPCA, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Snowdon Funeral Home
140 N Main St Shavertown, PA 18708
Published in Citizens' Voice on July 8, 2014