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Edna E. Beamer

Edna E. Beamer, age 89, a Cumberland Road S.W., SherrodsvilleEdna E. Beamer, age 89, a Cumberland Road S.W., Sherrodsville, resident, died early Tuesday evening, April 13, 2010, in her daughter Sherry's residence in Colfax, NC.

Born Oct. 22, 1920, in Warren Township, Tuscarawas Co., she was the daughter of the late Oren B. and Alta Sell Newell. 

She was a longtime member of the former Bethesda Lutheran Church at Sherrodsville until its closing, and was currently a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church at Carrollton.  A graduate of the former Sherrodsville High School, she was a member of the Conotton Valley Senior Citizens. As Edna traveled the final leg of her journey, she took great comfort in her faith and the love of the Lord, and in the love of her family, which was a constant priority in her life.  She was never too busy or too tired when someone needed her.  She enjoyed many Skip-Bo and Domino games with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She never said "No!"  Edna was a hard-working woman of many talents.  She enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, quilting, and crocheting.  In recent years Edna made over 100 doilies - beautiful pieces of art - which she lovingly presented to those she held dear, as a remembrance of their importance in her life.  She will also be remembered for her pie-baking talent - especially her pumpkin pie made from pumpkins she grew herself.  Uncle Bob Newell said there was none like it in the country!

She is survived by three daughters and a son, Betty McCarty of Sherrodsville, Shirley and Rod Piatt of North Lawrence, Sherry and Bob Warner of Colfax, NC, and Ken and Linda Beamer of Sherrodsville, her eight grandchildren, Amy and Mike Ohler of New Philadelphia, Kendra and Bruce Yoder of Dundee, Becky and Jerred Giauque and Melissa Beamer, both of Sherrodsville, and Kelly, Sarah, Abby, and Erin Warner, all of Colfax, NC; three step-grandchildren, Jessica, Matt, and Jackie Piatt, all of North Lawrence; six great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

On May 27, 1941, she married her husband, the late Paul Beamer, who died April 11, 1985.  In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by two brothers, Herman Newell and Robert Newell, and three sisters, Dorothy Newell, Ellen Smith, and Livonia McCreary.

Funeral services were held April 19 in Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville with Rev. Andrew Riggs officiating.  Interment followed in Sherrodsville Memorial Gardens.  The family suggests memorial contributions in Edna's memory may be made to the Sherrodsville E.M.S., P.O. Box #31, Sherrodsville, Ohio 44675 or the Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC, 27103.  To leave an online condolence, visit www.baxter-gardner.com.

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