LIMA — Marlene Kay Edwards, 80 passed away at 2:00 P.M. August 23, 2014 at her residence.
She was born May 22, 1934 in Allen County, the daughter of Foster B. and Ruth b. Carr Miller who are deceased. On July 27th, 1952 she married Robert E. Edwards, who died May 3, 2006. She was a member of Allentown United Methodist Church. Mrs. Edwards retired from Oakwood Forensic Center in 1986 as a dental Assistant and Emergency medical Technician. She and her husband helped establish (with the help of many other dedicated people) Elida VFW Post 6741 where she was a past Conductress. She also helped to organize the Elida Football Mother's Organization where she was the first President and later Vice President and Treasurer of the club. She was a former Elida Fire and Rescue Squad volunteer. In 1952 she graduated from Elida High School. In her earlier years after high school and raising her children, she participated in women's fast pitch softball for Otis Jewelers who were State Champions. She also studied judo under Sensie Oscar Adams at the old YMCA in Lima.
She loved gospel and blues music and loved to sing. She also enjoyed walking on the snow white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico at Siesta Key, Florida and watching the sun set over the ocean.
In her later years, she was a caregiver for her father and invalid mother until their deaths and also a caregiver for her husband until his passing. Her greatest joys were watching her children and grandchildren playing sports and other activities.
She is survived by 5 children, Kim (Kelly) Edwards of Tallahassee, Florida, Teri (Dave) Hobbs of Lima, Kelly (Patty) Edwards of Cridersville, Ohio, Kyle (Char) Edwards of Elida, and Kory Edwards of Lima, a sister-in-law Jeanette Miller of Cincinnati, Ohio; ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her brother Jan G. Miller of Ft. Myers, Florida, formerly from Lima and her brother Max Miller of Cincinnati.
A special thank you to Jackie for the time and care she provided to Marlene. And also a special thank you to Hospice Nurse Cherri for the wonderful care she provided to Marlene.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 23, 2014 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Chamberlain-Huckeriede funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 24, 2014 at 10:00 A.M.at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home.
Interment will be at Allentown Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Condolences may be expressed at http://www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.