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Mrs. John Eakin, 53, dies June 29 in Louisville, Ky.
Word has been received in Oberlin of the death of Mrs. John Eakin June 29 in Louisville, Ky. She was 53.
She is the former Sigyn Lindquist, daughter of Orville A. Lindquist, now of Orlando, Fla., and the late Mrs. Lindquist. Lindquist taught piano in the Oberlin Conservatory of Music from 1901 till his retirement in 1939.
Mrs. Eakin, born in Oberlin, was a graduate [of Oberlin High School in 1928,] of the Sargeant School, Cambridge, Mass., and Oberlin College, studying physical education at each.
Besides her husband, manager of laboratory services for the General Electric Co. in Louisville, Mrs. Eakin is survived by two sons, Robert J. and David A., a daughter, Mrs. Bruce C. Layne, and her father.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, July 9, 1964, p. 5B.
Mrs. John Francis Eakin (Sigyn Lucy Katharine Lindquist), 53, died on June 29, 1964, at the Methodist Evangelical Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. She was born in Oberlin, Ohio, on June 10, 1911, the daughter of Professor Emeritus Orville Lindquist, ’01, and the late Alice Upp Lindquist, ’10. [She graduated from OHS in 1928 and from Oberlin College in 1934.] She was married to John F. Eakin in March 1937 in Fairchild Chapel, Oberlin.
A physical education major in Oberlin, Sigyn Lindquist was graduated also from the Sargent School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She taught, at various times, physical education, hygiene, English, and history in the Wadsworth, Ohio, high school and at the Harcourt Place School in Gambier, Ohio. In the summers of 1935 and 1936 she was a counselor at the Sargent Camp in Peterboro, New Hampshire.
Mrs. Eakin was a member of the Presbyterian Church – sang in choir and was active in youth work. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Robert J. and David A.; a daughter, Mrs. Bruce C. Layne of Holly Hill, Florida; her father, Orville A. Lindquist, ’01, of Orlando, Florida; her uncle, I. S. “Mox” Lindquist, ’08, of Minneapolis; and two granddaughters.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, October 1964, p. 39.

Dolores Frances Eastin
Dolores Frances Eastin, 66, lifelong Oberlin resident [and 1948 graduate of OHS], died Oct. 5 at Allen Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Julius; sons Douglas of Oberlin and Julius of Elyria; daughters, Leandra Pasadyn of Oberlin, Lila Flanders of Elyria, Jocelyn Cash of Lorain and Rebecca Eastin of Minnesota; 13 grandchildren; her mother, Elizabeth Lawson of Cleveland; and a sister, Norma Jean Cunningham of Cleveland.
She was preceded in death by her father, Leander Lawson, and a great-grandchild, Nichole Williams.
A memorial service was held Oct. 9 at Westwood Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Mayle officiating.
The Cowling Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, October 15, 1996, p. 2.

May B. Eaton
May B. Eaton (nee Bryant), 87, of Elyria, former Oberlin resident, died Sept. 19 at EMH Regional Medical Center after being stricken at her home.
Born in Oberlin, she was a 1926 graduate of Oberlin High School and a 1929 graduate of the M.B. Johnson School of Nursing in Elyria.
She had lived in Elyria for 55 years.
Mrs. Eaton was a private duty nurse working out of EMH and was a member of the Lorain County District Nurses Association and the Ohio State Nurses Association before retiring.
She was a member of Fields United Methodist Church in North Ridgeville and enjoyed church work and playing the organ. She also enjoyed crocheting, embroidery and spending winter in Lake Placid, Fla.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Ercile C.; several nieces and nephews, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.
Services were Sept. 22 in the Curtis-Scheuffler-Busch Family Chapel, Elyria, with the Rev. Louis A. Diehl officiating. Burial was in Brookdale Cemetery in Carlisle Township.
Memorial gifts may be made to Fields United Methodist Church, 34077 Lorain Road, North Ridgeville.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, September 26, 1995, p. 2.

Mrs. Philip Ebel
Helen Wade Ebel, 86, sister of Mrs. Frankell White of 36 South Pleasant, died on Jan. 12 in Ocean Ridge, Florida.
Born in Oberlin in 1894, Mrs. Ebel graduated from [Oberlin High School in 1911 and from] Oberlin College in 1915 and taught for many years in Cleveland public schools. Her husband, Philip Ebel, was an executive with Ohio Outdoor Advertising Co. until his retirement. For the last few years they had lived in Ocean Ridge.
She is also survived by her husband and several nieces and a nephew.
Graveside services will be announced.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 17, 1980, p. 9.
Helen Wade Ebel died Jan. 12, 1980, in Ocean Ridge, Fla., where she and her husband, Philip, had lived since his retirement from Ohio Outdoor Advertising Co., Cleveland. Born June 21, 1894, in Oberlin, she was supervisor of kindergarten work in Gary, Ind., public schools and had taught first grade at Corlett School in Cleveland before her marriage in 1937. She leaves her husband and a sister, Frankell White ’12 of Oberlin. Her sisters, Mabel ’17 and Olive ’10, are deceased.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, March/April 1980, p. 43.

Charlotte Eberly, 78, bank officer
MONROEVILLE -- Charlotte Anita Eberly (nee Mason), 78, of Monroeville, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at Grace Hospital, Amherst, due to heart surgery complications.
She was born Aug. 26, 1922, in Jay County, Indiana. She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1940, and attended the Oberlin School of Commerce.
Mrs. Eberly was employed as a consumer loan officer for the former Huron County Bank for 40 years.
She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi, The Original Club. She had served as the president of the Monroeville Public Library Board of Trustees for 10 years, and as an active board member for 28 years.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Willis Clarence Eberly; daughters, Kathleen Kostrzewa of New Jersey, and Susan Kenney of Aurora; brother, Larry Mason of Norwalk; two grandsons; two granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elvin and Hazel Mason; and son, Thomas Eberly.
Friends may call Monday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Evans & Groff Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk. Services will be Tuesday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Wayne Chasney, pastor of the Congregational Community United Church of Christ, Monroeville, will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroeville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroeville Public Library, 34 Monroe St., Monroeville, 44847, or to the Congregational Community United Church of Christ, 29 Chapel St., Monroeville, 44847.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Saturday, May 12, 2001

John Echko
John Echko, 62, of Lorain, a retired real estate salesman, died Monday after a long illness.
An Army veteran of World War II, he was a salesman for the Echko Realty Co., retiring in 1973.
Mr. Echko was born in Lorain, [graduated from OHS in 1935,] and was a lifelong resident. He attended Oberlin College.
Surviving are sons, William and Edward, both of Lorain; brothers, Frank, Lorain, George, Dayton, and Steve, Sandusky. His wife, Mary, died in 1975.
The Emil Dovala Funeral Home, Lorain, is in charge of the arrangements but there will be no visitation at the funeral home.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Echko Services
Graveside services for John Echko, 62, of Lorain, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Elmwood Cemetery with the Rev. John Chervick officiating.
The Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 20 will conduct military rites.
Mr. Echko, a lifelong Lorain resident, died in St. Joseph Hospital Monday after a long illness.
Emil Dovala Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday & Friday, September 25 & 28, 1979, p. B-2 & p. B-2.

Evelyn Mae Edmonds
WELLINGTON -- Evelyn Mae Edmonds (nee Horning), 87, of Wellington, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Welcome Nursing Home, Oberlin, following a brief illness.
She was born July 12, 1914, in Cleveland, and lived most of her life in the Oberlin-Wellington area.
She graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1932] and, in 1938, from St. Vincent School of Nursing.
Mrs. Edmonds was employed as a registered nurse at Allen Memorial Hospital, Oberlin, for 40 years until retiring in 1982.
Survivors include her son, Ira ''Jim'' Young of Spencer; daughter, Karen McClure of Portland, Ore.; sister, Cleova Winder of Elyria; and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Edmonds; and parents, Delmar and Kathryn (nee Hoeh) Horning.
Private burial service will take place later.
Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin, handled arrangements.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Monday, March 11, 2002.

Miss Marie Edmonds Died in Ashville
Death Came Wednesday Morning After Several Years of Failing Health
The many friends and the family of Miss [Elsie] Marie Edmonds were saddened by her death which occurred Wednesday morning at 2 o’clock in Ashville, N. C. where she had been in a sanitarium since the last of December. She was 23 years of age.
Miss Edmonds was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Edmonds of 17 North Pleasant street.
Mr. Edmonds was called to Ashville last week. Mrs. Edmonds spent several weeks with here in April.
After completing here high school course here [in 1918] she entered Michigan Agricultural College in East Lansing. She was a Junior when she had to give up her work on account of illness. She was in the state hospital at Mt. Vernon for about a year and then was at home for a time and was doing nicely until she contracted an attack of bronchitis which she was unable to throw off. Just before Christmas she went to Ashville.
She leaves to mourn her death besides her parents, a brother and sister, Harlan of Oxford, Fla., and Mrs. Willard Coulter of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Definite arrangements for the funeral services have not been made as they are waiting the arrival of the brother from Florida.
The Oberlin Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, June 6, 1924, p. 1

Miss Ruth Edmonds Is Claimed By Death
Illness Was Contracted Rendering War Service in France
After an illness of three years of tuberculosis, contracted while in war work in France, Miss Ruth Harriet Edmonds, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Edmonds, died at her home on North Pleasant street at 11 o’clock Saturday morning at the age of 30.
At the entrance of the United States into the world war Miss Edmonds was engaged as a supervising nurse in the schools of Honolulu. She left her work there to go overseas and for a year saw service in France. Her strength was not equal to the task and when tubercular trouble developed she was brought to America and was admitted to a government hospital at Denver, Colo. For a time it was hoped that her condition would show improvement, but when it became evident that this hope was vain she was brought to her home here, where a trained nurse was employed to attend her. Miss Edmonds made a brave, but unavailing fight for life and health.
After a course in the public schools of Oberlin [where she graduated from high school in 1911,] Miss Edmonds took a training course in St. Luke’s hospital at Cleveland and soon after began her work at Honolulu. She was an earnest student in school and enthusiastic in her professional work. In addition to her parents she is survived by two sisters, Helen and Marie, and one brother, Harlan.
The funeral was held at the family home at 2 o’clock on Tuesday afternoon. Interment was made at Westwood. The American Legion attended as a body and members of the Women’s Auxiliary.
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Wednesday, June 1, 1921, p. 1.

Mrs. Edwards Is Taken By Death; Is Buried Here [Sarah Probert Edwards]
The body of Mrs. Albert Edwards was brought to Oberlin Thursday for burial from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, where she died suddenly Monday night at the home of her daughter as the result of a cerebral hemorrhage.
Mrs. Edwards taught for many years in the Oberlin public schools—first in the Prospect school and later as principal at the Pleasant street school. She has made her home with her children in Milwaukee for the past fifteen years. She had been in failing health for the last six years but had continued her usual mode of life until death came mercifully and quickly Monday night.
Sarah Alberta Probert was born August 13, 1863 in Pittsfield, daughter of John and Eliza Probert[, and graduated from OHS in 1881]. The family moved to Oberlin within a few years and resided on South Main street. She was married to Lafayette Edwards and five children were born of the union, of whom two survive. The family resided on West Lorain street until 1921 when she went to Wauwatosa to live.
Mrs. Edwards is survived by a sister, Ethel P. Forwood of St. Petersburg, Fla., a brother John Probert of Denver, Colorado, her son Philip Edwards of Rockford, Ill., a daughter Idabel E. Thompson, and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Gladys L. Edwards of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and eight grandchildren.
Services will be held in Milwaukee on Wednesday and in Oberlin Thursday morning at 10 o’clock with Dean Edward F. Bosworth officiating. Interment was at Westwood cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, September 17, 1937, p. 1.

Young Man Died at Hospital Wednesday
Charles D. Edwards Unable to Withstand Effects of Operation on Sunday
After five days’ sickness Charles D. Edwards, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Edwards of North Main street, died at Allen hospital early Wednesday morning. He was first taken sick on Friday and Saturday evening was removed from his home to the hospital. Sunday morning he underwent an operation for appendicitis, which proved to be a very severe case. He was unable to rally and his death came about 6 o’clock Wednesday.
Charles was born in Oberlin 21 years ago. He was a graduate of Oberlin high school in 1930 and was class president during his senior year. He had just completed a two years course in the Oberlin School of Commerce. He was one of the organizers and the first Master Councillor of Frank E. Peck Chapter, Order of DeMolay, and was serving as Scribe at the time of his death. He was a member of Christ Church.
Charles was a very likable young man and had a wide circle of friends. He had a brilliant mind and was a keen student. An unusual dramatic ability was shown by him in his senior class play. He had a bright future before him.
Besides his parents he leaves two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Harvey Murray, Miss Marion and Harold Edwards of this place.
Funeral services will be held in the Episcopal church on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by the Rev. L. E. Daniels. The burial will be in Westwood cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 22, 1933, p. 8.

Old Football Star Died in Milwaukee [Ellis E. Edwards]
“Squirt” Edwards Died Thursday Following Operation – Former Oberlin Boy
Ellis E. Edwards, younger son of Mrs. Alberta Edwards, former Oberlin residents, died in Milwaukee last Thursday following an operation for gall stones. Burial was held on Saturday.
He leaves a wife and three children, besides his mother, a brother, Philip, of Milwaukee, and a sister, Mrs. Idabel Thompson of Lewiston, Idaho.
Mr. Edwards was graduated from [Oberlin High School in 1909 and from] Oberlin College with the class of ’15. He made a record in athletics during his high school and college days. When a youngster he played against much bigger boys and acquired the nickname “Squirt.” This name stuck to him and “Squirt” Edwards was widely known as one of Oberlin’s famous quarterbacks.
During the spring home-coming Mr. Edwards was in Oberlin and took part in the Glen Gray memorial basketball games. That was his last visit here.
Mr. Edwards was employed in the State bank for two years. He served in the aviation corps during the war, and after his discharge was married on August 11, 1923, to Miss Gladys Longenecker, O. C. ’18. His three children are Kenneth 5, Nancy 4, and Douglas 2.
Mr. Edwards had a wide circle of friends here. He had been in business in Milwaukee for several years and his home was in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 21, 1930, p. 1.

Funeral service held Tuesday for Ezekiel Edwards Jr., 16
Funeral services for Ezekiel Edwards Jr., 16, who died Saturday at Elyria Memorial Hospital of injuries suffered in an automobile accident the night before, were held Tuesday afternoon at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Rev. Fred Steen officiated and burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Born in Demopolis, Ala. on Jan. 26, 1953, Ezekiel was a sophomore at Oberlin High School. He was a member of Mt. Zion Church.
He is survived by his parents, Ezekiel Edwards, 154 Groveland, and Mrs. Carrie Edwards, Farmers Lane; three brothers, SSgt. Julius Edwards, serving with the Army in Germany, and Enoch and Bobby, at home; and two sisters, Mrs. Walter (Dorothy) Lawson of Oberlin and Maggie, at home.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, May 15, 1969, p. 10.

Gene C. Edwards
Gene C. Edwards, 54, of Amherst, brother of Rick Edwards of Oberlin, died May 6 in Amherst Hospital following a brief illness. [He was a 1961 graduate of Oberlin High School.]
Mr. Edwards was president/owner of an advertising agency, G.C. Edwards & Associates, Inc., Huron, founded in 1992. His professional career began at Lorain Products Corp./Reliance Electric Co., where he served as Service Market Director/Advertising Manager from 1963 to 1979. He was Corporate Director of Advertising and Public Relations for The Ridge Tool Co./Emerson Electric from 1979 to 1985. He then served as Executive Vice President of Collins Communications from 1985 to 1989. He was President of Gregory Public Relations in Cleveland from 1989 to 1992.
Mr. Edwards was the recipient of numerous advertising and public relations awards and was a frequent guest speaker at community and civic affairs.
He was Past Commodore of Huron Yacht Club, Past Commander and Boating Class Instructor of Vermilion Power Squadron. He served on the Board of Directors of the Huron Chamber of Commerce from 1993 to 1996. He was the recipient of the Huron Community Service Award in 1995 for his commitment and dedication for the promotion of Huron. He also acted as advisor to the Huron Historical Society.
Other survivors include a daughter, Kristin R. DeSmit of Sheffield Lake; a son, Matthew T. Edwards of Amherst; five grandchildren; and a sister, Laraine Meyers of South Amherst.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Ruth (nee VanAusdale) Edwards.
A memorial service will be held today, May 13, at 7 p.m. at the Wheland-Foster Funeral Home, 410 Main St., Huron.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Preventative Medicine Research Institute, 1001 Bridgeway, Suite #1, Sausalito, Calif. 94965; or to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Neonatal Department, 2074 Abington Rd., Cleveland, OH 44106.
Oberlin News-Tribune,
Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, May 13, 1997, p. 3.

Harold Edwards, 72, dies of heart attack
Harold A. Edwards, driver and dispatcher for the Oberlin Fire Department for many years until ill health forced his retirement from that job in 1961, was pronounced dead at Allen Hospital Friday after he suffered a heart attack at his home at 20 East Lorain. He was 72.
Funeral services with Rev. David Anderson officiating were held Monday morning at the Cowling Funeral Home; burial was in Westwood Cemetery. Masonic and Eastern Star services were held the evening before at the funeral home.
After leaving the fire department Mr. Edwards worked in the stores department at Oberlin College until his second retirement two years ago. A lifelong Oberlin resident, Mr. Edwards was born here on July 6, 1907. [He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1926.]
One of Mr. Edwards’ interests was Masonry. He was a member and past master of Oberlin Lodge No. 380 F&AM; secretary and past high priest of Oberlin Chapter No. 219 RAM; and served twice as patron of Pansy Chapter No. 34, Order of Eastern Star. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth; sons Gene of Lorain and Rick of 377 South Professor; daughter Larie (Mrs. Alan) Meyers of South Amherst; a sister, Marion (Mrs. Gordon) Comings of 9 Clark Ct.; and three grandchildren.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 4, 1979, p. 8.

Mrs. Marion J. Edwards
Mrs. Marion J. Edwards, 89, of 4744 Coronade Way South, Gulf Port, Fla., died there Wednesday after a long illness.
Born in Oberlin Oct. 5, 1883, she [graduated from OHS in 1902 and] had been a resident of Gulf Port since 1964, moving from Oberlin.
An elder of the Gulf Port Presbyterian Church, she had been a member of the Daughters of American Colonists, the Society of Mayflower Descendants of Florida, and the Order of Eastern Star Pansy Chapter 34 of Oberlin.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Cora Bassett in 1972.
Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. by the Eastern Star Chapter at the Evergreen Cemetery, South Amherst.
The Cowling Funeral Home of Oberlin is in charge of arrangements.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, June 30, 1973, p. 12.

Philip P. Edwards Dies; Former Oberlin Resident
Philip Probert Edwards, 60, former Oberlin resident, died Nov. 11 in Winter Park, Fla.
Mr. Edwards, the son of Lafayette and Alberta Edwards, attended Oberlin High School, [graduating in 1908,] where he was well known as an athlete. The family home was on West Lorain street. After attending Rollins College in Winter Park for one year, he returned to Oberlin to coach the Oberlin Academy teams and graduated from Oberlin College in 1914. His mother was for many years a teacher in the Oberlin public schools.
Mr. Edwards was a former vice-president of the First Wisconsin National Bank in Milwaukee, where he live from 1921 to 1937, and of the Kearney & Trecker Corp., a milling machine business. He went from there to become treasurer of the Ingersoll Milling Machine Co. of Rockford, Ill., where he remained until his retirement. He served in the army in World War I.
Mr. Edwards is survived by his wife and three sons.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, November 23, 1950, p. 6.

Ray Lee Edwards
Ray Lee Edwards, retired Miami University professor, died April 4, [1969,] at Claremont, Calif., after a lengthy illness. He was born Nov. 12, 1885, at Forest Grove, Ore., the son of the late Darious Lyman Edwards, ’80, and Mary Houghton Edwards, ’81. [He graduated from OHS in 1904 and from Oberlin College in 1908.]
Mr. Edwards had a long and distinguished career in education, first as a high school science teacher from 1908 until 1920, and then for 58 years at the university level. He taught for 15 years at Park College, Parkville, Mo., and from 1926 until 1956 at Miami University. He also taught at Beloit College, Colorado State College, Duke University, Trinity University and Harvey Mudd College, as guest professor or on other special appointments. He was professor emeritus at Miami from 1956, and at Harvey Mudd College from 1964.
He was associate editor of the American Journal of Physics between 1945 and 1948; a vice president of the Ohio Academy of Science three separate terms and the 1945 recipient of the Orsted Medal of the American Association of Physics Teachers.
He leaves his wife, the former Winifred Julia Knight, whom he married in 1911; two sons, Lawrence Knight of Palo Alto, and Harold Houghton of Broomall, Pa., and a daughter, Mrs. Jean Edwards Quebedeaux of Houston.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, August 1969, p. 44.

Ruth Edwards
Ruth Van Ausdale Edwards of Oberlin, 81, died Sunday at Welcome Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Oberlin. She graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1926] and the Oberlin School of Commerce. She retired in 1962 as secretary with the physics and mathematics department of Oberlin College.
She was a member and past matron of the Pansy Chapter No. 34 of the Order of Eastern Star and a member of Christ Episcopal Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Larie Meyers of South Amherst; sons, Rick of Oberlin and Gene of Amherst; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and a brother Wilbur Van Ausdale of Gainesville, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, in 1979.
Friends may call today, March 19, from 10-11 a.m. at Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin. The Pansy Chapter OES will conduct services at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, March 19, 1991, p. 2.

Wilbur A. Edwards

Wilbur A[lbert] Edwards, 54, of 3053 Marie Ave., Lorain, died Sunday at 8:45 p.m. in St. Josephs Hospital following a lingering illness.
A lifelong resident of Lorain [and a 1943 graduate of OHS], Mr. Edwards was a deseamer in the blooming mills at United States Steel’s Lorain works, and retired in 1976 after 32 years of service.
He was a member of St. Peters Church in Lorain, and the United Steel Workers, Local 1104.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, the former Evelyn Wryst; two sons, Dennis and Alan, both at home; three daughter, Mrs. David (Joyce) Gerencher of Avon, Deborah and Marlene, both at home; two brothers, Donald of Los Alamos, N.M., and Ervin, of Orlando, Fla.; and a sister, Mrs. Brenne (Dorothy) Donofrio, Lorain.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn, in  1972.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the John R. Dovin Funereal Home 2701 Elyria Ave., Lorain. A Christian wake service will be held at the funeral home today at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, followed by an 11 a.m. mass at St. Peters Church. The Rev. Joseph Step, pastor of St. Peters, will officiate.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday, October 23, 1979, p. B-2.

Willie Edwards, Jr.
Willie “Commando” Edwards, Jr., 79 of Elyria, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2010 at University Hospital in Cleveland, after a long illness. He was born July 11, 1931 in Demopolis, Alabama [and graduated from OHS in 1952].
He was a laborer for Local 758 for 50 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and past president of the Usher Board and the Oberlin V.F.W. Post 6273.
He enjoyed bowling, playing cards and traveling.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ann [nee Rhinehardt] Edwards [OHS ‘60] of Elyria; daughters, Deseree (David) Caver [OHS ‘81]of Elyria, Joyce Edwards [OHS ‘73] and Sanchen Gibbs [OHS ‘77], both of Oberlin; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and brother, Jesse (Eunice) Edwards of Elyria; sister-in-law, Norita Chaney, of Silver Springs, Maryland and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Edwards, Sr.; mother, Betty Scott Chaney; daughter, Michelle Quattlebaum; sister, Dorothy Sadler; brother, Henry Chaney and granddaughter, Mikela Patterson.
Visitation will be Monday, November 29, 2010 from 10 A.M. until time of services at 11 A.M. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Rev. Anthoni D. McElrath, of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Interment is in Westwood Cemetery.
Cowling Funeral Home is handling local arrangements.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Friday, November 26, 2010.

[Mary G.] Eglin service
Services for Mrs. Robert (Mary G.) Eglin, 83, of RD 2, Wellington, will be Monday at 1 p.m. in the Penfield United Church with the Rev. Fred Olson officiating. Burial will be in Penfield.
Mrs. Eglin, organist in the Penfield United Church for over 25 years, died Thursday in the Wellington Community Hospital after a long illness.
She had taught school in the Spencer area for many years.
Born in Carolina Islands, Dec. 24, 1892, [and a 1912 graduate of OHS,] she was a member of the Penfield Birthday Club.
Surviving are two sons, Robert, Canton, and Paul, Wellington; three sisters, Mrs. Lillian Hamilton, Miami, Fla., Mrs. Stella Mau, East Rochester, N.Y., and Mrs. Grace Morrison, Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, William Channon, Connecticut, and Irving, San Marquis, Calif.; four grandchildren. Her husband, Robert, two sons and three brothers preceded her in death.
Friends will be received in the Norton Funeral Home, Wellington, tomorrow from 3 to 9 p.m.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, December 27, 1975, p. 14.

Sally S. Stephens Eglin
Sally S. Stephens Eglin, 58, Anderson, died March 27. She was the manager of Birth Care, Ashtabula, Ohio, for 15 years. She was a member of East Side Church of God, Anderson. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. Services: 2:30 p.m. March 29 in Robert D. Loose Funeral Home, South Chapel, Anderson, with calling from 12:30 p.m. Burial: Oberlin (Ohio) Cemetery. Survivors: husband Robert Eglin children Kirsten Gray, Peter George, the Rev. Andrew Bracht mother Dr. Jeanne Stephens sister Ann Molyneaux brother John Stephens a grandson.
The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, Ind., Sunday, March 28, 1999, p. B06.

Sally Stephens Eglin

Sally Stephens Eglin, 58, of Anderson, Ind., daughter of Dr. Jeanne Stephens of Oberlin, died March 27 at St. John’s Health System in Anderson, after a long illness.
Born in Oberlin, she grew up here [and was a 1958 graduate of OHS]. She moved from Ashtabula, Ohio, to Anderson a year ago.
In Ashtabula, she had been manager of Birth Care, Inc. She was a member of the East Side Church of God in Anderson.
Other survivors include her husband, Robert Eglin of Anderson; a daughter, Kirsten Gray of Anderson; two sons, Rev. Andrew Bracht of North Dakota and Peter George Bracht of Ohio; a sister, Ann Molyneaux of Illinois; a brother, John Stephens of Ohio; and one grandson.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, George Bracht; and her father, Dr. James Stephens.
Services were March 29 at the Robert D. Loose Funeral Home in Anderson, with the Rev. Kerry Robinson of the East Side Church of God, Anderson, officiating.
A memorial service was held on March 31 at the New Life Assembly of God in Geneva, Ohio, with her son, the Rev. Andrew Bracht officiating. Burial followed in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, April 6, 1999, p. 2.

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