Mary Edwards, 95, of Belleville, Illinois, (formerly of Colver, Pennsylvania), passed away Monday, March 4, 2019 at St. Paul’s Home in Belleville, Illinois.
Born Mary DeHaven in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania on May 4, 1923, Mary graduated from Ebensburg Cambria High School, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania in 1941. She married Russell Edwards of Colver, Pennsylvania in 1942. While Russell was home on leave from the U.S. Navy, Submarine Service, Pacific Theater, their son, Dennis, was born in 1943.
Mary was a caring and selfless wife, mother, and grandmother. Her sweet smile and generous spirit made a friend of everyone who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Husband, Russell E. Edwards in 2011
- Parents, Clarence and Myrtle nee Rowles, DeHaven
- 2 Sisters:
Mary is survived by her:
- Son, Dennis Edwards of Belleville, IL
- 2 Grandchildren:
- Blake Edwards of Tempe, AZ
- Kyle Edwards of O’Fallon, IL
- 3 Nieces
- 1 Nephew
Memorials: Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Senior Community, 1021 West E Street, Belleville, IL 62220.
Services: Will be held at Colver Presbyterian Church in Colver, Pennsylvania at a future date.
Interment in the family plot will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Mary’s blue eyes, sweet smile and gentle kindness won the love of everyone, residents and staff, at St. Paul’s. The faithfulness of Dennis to his mother reflect what a wonderful person she is.
To the family of Mother Mary Edwards: I am sorry for the lost of your dear Mother,and Grandmother. Words alone cannot express the loss of your love one,Mother Mary as a patient of mine when she was on 3 south. I never met Mr. Dennis because I worked the night shift, but I heard that he use to visit his Mother all the time, which is what children naturally do. So cherish the moments that you have shared,the laughs,the good times and sad times,know that Mother Mary always loved you because she talked about you or should I say she often called out your name.Mother Mary had a great sense of humor, she always kept me laughing,she had a beautiful smile,she was a wonderful patient,I will miss her. Keep Mother Mary close to your heart and there she will always be when you think of her