MULKEYTOWN - Eco Christine Edmonds, 26, passed away Friday morning, June 28, 2013, in Franklin Hospital Benton.
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She was born March 18, 1987, in Carbondale, to Bryan and Mary (Wade) Edmonds.
Eco was a graduate of Christopher High School in 2005, studied at Rend Lake College and was employed at American Legion Post 280 in Benton. She will be remembered by family and friends for her bubbly personality that would instantly put a smile on your face.
Eco is survived by a daughter, 7-year-old Julienne Christine Laurent; parents, Mary and Wade Chaplin of Benton and Bryan Edmonds of Mulkeytown; grandparents, Peggy and Dennis Caldwell, Bob and Kim Edmonds and Mary Rogers; great-grandparents, Abe Chestnut and Donald Wade; twin sisters, Whitley and Amber Ticer; brother, Kodiak Frye; uncles, Rob Edmonds and Marty Wade and wife, Tabitha; aunt, Missy Wade; and several other relatives and friends.
Eco was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Annis Chestnut, Ruth and Robert Edmonds and Ida and Charles Jelly.
Services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, in Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher, with Brother Cody Christianson officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Mulkeytown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to an educational fund for Eco's daughter, Julienne Christine Laurent and will be accepted at the funeral home.
Published in The Southern Illinoisan on June 30, 2013