Amelia E Edwards

Died: Tue., Mar. 13, 2012


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 16, 2012
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., Mar. 17, 2012
Location: Plainville United Methodist Church

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   Mrs. Amelia (Mimi) Edwards, 85, a former resident of Payson, Illinois, passed away at 1:18 p.m. Tuesday (March 13, 2012) in St. Vincent's Nursing Home in Quincy Illinois.
   Born August 5, 1926 in Plainville Illinois, Amelia was the daughter of Ralph and Susie (McIntire) Syndney. She married Donald Edwards on October 6th, 1946 in Hannibal Missouri. He preceded her in death on June 10, 2007.
   Amelia was a devoted wife and mother, who was a member of the Plainville United Methodist Church, and worked at St. Mary's Hospital in Quincy Illinois for 25 years. Following her retirement she had a daycare in her home where she cared for many children that she loved dearly and was known to them as Mimi. She also cared for her husband who was ill with Parkinson's disease. Amelia devoted her life to caring for and loving others. Her hobbies included playing cards, cooking and enjoying her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
   Surviving are a son, Michael Edwards and his wife Judy of Conroe, TX; a daughter, Paula Marshall and her husband Steve of Payson IL;  a daughter-in-law, Mary Lou Edwards of Hannibal, MO; seven grandchildren, Shawn Edwards and his wife May-Ann, Christopher Edwards and his fiance' Suzanne, Troy Edwards and his fiance' Liz, Pam Morton and her husband Jeff, Wendy Riney and her husband Matt, Darin Edwards and his wife Janice, and Kristina Thompson and her husband Mark; fourteen great grandchildren; three brothers, Leroy Sydney (Verona), Roger Sydney (Kathy) and Ronnie Sydney (Janet); a sister, Marjorie Dusenberry (Kenneth); and many loving nieces and nephews.
   Amelia and her family were very blessed to have Brenda Edwards as her special and loving care giver during her stay at St. Vincent's.
   Mrs. Edwards was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald; a son, Dennie; three sisters, Jean Coldiron, Pat Duffield and  Doris Bethard; and a brother, John Sydney.
   Funeral services will be Saturday morning at 10:30 in the Plainville United Methodist Church by the Rev. Stacy Tomich and Rev. Sidney Crowcroft.  Burial will be in Payson New Cemetery.  
   Visitation will be Friday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 at Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson and Saturday morning from 9:30 until time of services at the Plainville United Methodist Church.
   Memorials may be made to the Plainville United Methodist Church or Miss Jenna's Rainbow Event for Amelia's great granddaughter's benefit.  

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jennifer jones
   Posted Wed March 14, 2012
your are very much missed. i will always remember you

Robyn Johnson
   Posted Wed March 14, 2012
Paula I am so sorry for your loss. Your devotion to your mother was a great expression of your love for her. I remember her so well as a young nurse at St. Mary's in OB. She was always warm and loving and had that great smile. In being blessed to have crossed her path in this life again at STV she remained the same sweet person I had the privelage to know all those years ago. May God comfort you and your family at this time and rest in the comfort that one day you will be reunited.

Mary Brumbaugh
   Posted Thu March 15, 2012
Dear Paula and family, So sorry to hear about you mom. She was precious!
May the Lord comfort your hearts right now and in the days to come as only He can do.

Marla White
   Posted Thu March 15, 2012
As a former neighbor, Amelia was one of the nicest people I could have ever met. She was the first to greet me at home when I brought home our new baby. She helped me as a young mother when my family couldn't be there. She will be remembered by our family as a wonderful neighbor with a huge heart.

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