Edith Alma Schories
1921 - 2020
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Edith Alma Schories

Granville - Edith Alma Schories, 99, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Parkside Senior Living in Westerville, Ohio.

Edith was born July 25, 1921 in Berlin, Germany, daughter of the late Hugo Fritz and Elizabeth (Firch) Berger.

A studious and athletic child, she performed in a gymnastics routine in the opening ceremonies of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and went on to study French and English in Lausanne, Switzerland and received her translating certificates from the University of Lausanne. Her skills helped her get a job with the Allied Forces after WWII in Erlangen, Germany where she met and eventually married her husband, Dr. Helmut Heinz Max Schories in 1950.

Edith's life was a full and varied life; filled with many hardships of living through WWII in Germany, adventures to foreign lands (living in Iran for 5 years before emigrating to the USA), raising a family and working various jobs in Granville, Ohio where she and her husband and daughters settled. She was proud to have had a home and garden in the town she adored. One of her biggest loves was her garden and being part of The Granville Garden Club.

Edith was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, and husband. She is survived by her daughters, Yvonne Pigg (Dwight) of Westerville, Ohio and Pamela Hitchman-Wagner (William) of Triadelphia, WV; seven grandchildren, Rachel Pigg (Mark) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Nicholas Pigg (Gabby) of Westerville, Ohio, Sarah O'Dell (Jimmie) of Chardon, Ohio, Laura Hitchman of Triadelphia, WV, Samuel Hitchman (Heather) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Natalie Wagner of Trafford, Pennsylvania, and Hannah Wagner of Triadelphia, WV, and three great grandchildren, Abel Pigg, James Hall, and Elizabeth O'Dell.

A memorial service will be private for the immediate family at a later date.

Those wishing to honor her life may make donations to The Alzheimer's Foundation of America; alzfdn.org.

The family would like to thank all those who showed Edith so many kindnesses over the many, and especially, later years of her life.

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Published in Advocate from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2021.
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January 14, 2021
Edith honored me with living history lessons. We laughed long and hard over cups of tea that took ages to brew in her strange pot. We once spent 3 HOURS at Aldi. She could get a woden spoon to grow roots. I loved her. Mindy Kshywonis, neighbor and friend.
Mindy Kshywonis
January 11, 2021
Our condolences to the family - cherish her memories. We enjoyed knowing her as a neighbor, friend and Garden Club member!
Peg & Jim Betts
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