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Ruth D. Edwards

Ruth Edwards

Ruth D. Edwards (nee Lesser) 93, passed away peacefully at home after a brief illness on May 3, 2020 with family by her side.

Born in Gloversville, N.Y., she married George V. Edwards in 1947.

She was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Patrick’s Church. She was a kind, generous and compassionate mother, friend, and neighbor. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, reading, and baking and decorating cakes. She was a housekeeper at St. Patrick’s for over 20 years. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Rosary Society for many years and sang with the Southmoor Singers.

She is survived by children, Marguerite Williams of Fort Wayne, Elaine Edwards of Lewisville, Texas, Carol (Dan) Hofer of Portland, Oregon, John (Janice) Edwards of Dayton, Ohio, and Jim (Sheila) Edwards of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; sister, Sally Bouchaud of Thorofare, N.J.; 20 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George V. Edwards; her children, Kathleen McCoy and Gary Edwards; grandson, Jason McCoy; and brother, Burton Lesser.

A Mass of Christian burial is 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 2120 S. Harrison St., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior.

Burial will be at Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society.

For online condolences, please visit www.advantagemungovan.com.