Edwards, Lessie Ryan 1903-1991

Obituary – Lessie Edwards
Contributed to Genealogy Pit Stop
By Bonnie Baker Ryan
October 2, 1991

Lessie Edwards, 88, church member

NEW CUMBERLAND – Mrs. Lessie Edwards, 88, of New Cumberland RD1 died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1991, at the Weirton Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

She was born Jan. 25, 1903, at Stumptown, W.Va., a daughter of the late James and Emma Stump Ryan. Mrs. Edwards was a member of the Fairview Presbyterian Church at New Manchester.

Her husband, George Edwards died in 1959. She also was preceded in death by a son, Curtis Edwards and a daughter, Mary Hood.

Survivors include a son, Earl Lester Edwards of Colliers, W.VA.; four daughters, Mildred Matheny of Savannah, Ga., Emily (Mrs. Charles) Briscoe of Homossassa, Fla., Shirley (Mrs. Robert) Boag of Weirton and Beth Ann (Mrs. Benjamin) Chetock of Lisbon; two sisters, Bertha Heffner of East Liverpool and Pauline Mercer of Paden City, W.Va.,; two brothers, Robert Ryan of Chester and James Henry Ryan of New Cumberland; 30 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Mark Wilds of the church is to conduct services at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Turley Funeral Home. Burial is to be in Flats Cemetery at New Manchester.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.