January 1, 1934 - May 3, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015 11:00 AM Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM at Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Thelma Edwards, 81, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015 in her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Thelma was born January 1, 1934, in Mechanicsburg, Ohio the daughter of Haskel and Mildred (Ballard) Jordan. She was a 1952 graduate of Catawba High School and attended Grace Baptist Church in Urbana. She enjoyed crosswords, word search and facebook. Thelma especially loved spending time with her grandkids.
She is survived by two daughters, Karen (Kandi) Robinson, Gahanna, Oh., and Amy Cheek of Marysville; three sons, Alan (Lisa) Edwards of Spotsylvania, VA. Marvin (Carolyne) Edwards of Springfield, OH and Mark (Tisha) Edwards of Marysville, OH; grandchildren, Amy Elizabeth Edwards, Arianne Edwards, Alyssa Edwards, Ashley Robinson, Eric Daulton, Corey Edwards, Tim Cheek, Leslie Lynch, Tasha Cheek, Chelsea Hite, Lyndsey Cheek, Ethan Edwards, Taylor Hite, Caitlyn Cheek, Emily Edwards, Kayla Robinson, Spencer Edwards, Abbey Edwards, Allison Edwards, Jameson Edwards, Haley & Sammie Jones, Morgan & Collin Thomas and great-grandchildren, Jordan Robinson, Alayna Conley, Aynslee Dale, Colton Lynch and Addilyn Reynolds; sisters, Virginia Ruth Ferryman and Anna Lucille Runyan; sister-in-law, Beverly Sue (Paul) Haffner; brother-in-laws, Mike (Dyna) Edwards and Jimmy Edwards and numerous nieces & nephews and a host of Friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband John “Ted” (Pogo) Edwards; brother, Russell Jordan; brother-in-laws, Richard Runyan and Ralph Ferryman Jr.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Thelma’s caregiver, Amy Duncan, for the wonderful care she gave their mom.
A gathering of friends will be held from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME in Mechanicsburg. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 11 AM in the funeral home with Pastor Aaron Samples officiating. Burial will follow in the McConkey Cemetery, Catawba.
Contributions may be made in Thelma’s memory to Springfield Regional Cancer Center, 149 W. North Street, Springfield, OH 45504.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com
My thoughts are with you, Karen!! Sorry for your grief, but glad that your mother is now in the Paradise that the rest of us have to wait for. I am sure she is smiling down on all her family right now. No pain, no sickness! Rejoice for her as well.
Mark: I am so sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless!!
Thank You so much for sharing Thelma with me and my family. We were blessed beyond words to know such a wonderful, caring, thoughtful and down right amazing woman. From the very first moment we met her she considered us part of the family. We shared lots of laughs and hugs along the way. She helped me personally during a time of great loss and reminded me that it is only temporary in the grand scheme of God’s plan. Each of you have been blessed to have been a member of her family. My wish for you is a peace that goes beyond all understanding that only our Lord Jesus Christ can give. Remember her words….it’s only temporary until we meet her again in heaven. God Bless each and every one of you in the days and weeks to come. Much Love Bonnie
Roy and I are so sorry for your loss. Thelma was one of the sweetest, kindest ladies we have ever known. Thelma found good in everything, and everyone. She had a kind heart, and a gentle loving soul. May all the cherished memories of Thelma heal your broken hearts. Sincerely Roy and Jenny Standley
I am so sorry I cannot be there with you. Wishing you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Thelma was a truly great lady, and will be sorely missed. But long remembered… Sincerely, Steve