Marie A. Edwards, 86, of New Bedford, Pa., died June 15, 2009, at Pembrooke Place in Youngstown, Ohio.

She was born March 16, 1923, in Hubbard, Ohio, a daughter of Ralph and Angeline Pratt Perline and was a lifelong area resident.

A homemaker, Mrs. Edwards was a member of Victory Christian Center in Lowellville, Ohio, and the Barnstone Ministry in New Bedford.

Marie loved riding the big green bus to WalMart in New Castle to see all of her friends, enjoyed going to senior citizen dinners and never missed church. She took care of her entire family, loved cooking for everyone and her specialties were hot peppers and Easter bread. Grandma Meme loved and was loved by everyone that she met.

She leaves three sons, Dave (Shay) Pittinger of New Bedford, Jack Edwards of New Bedford and Bursy “Butch” Edwards, Jr. of Poland, Ohio; four daughters, Deanna (Bruce) Findley of Lorain, Ohio, Helen Harrold of New Castle, Linda Doyle of Kansas and Janet Petronek of Lowellville; two sisters, Theresa Knebel and Rose (Matt) Ashman Capezzuto, both of Hubbard; 27 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Bursy L. Edwards, whom she married April 18, 1964, died Sept. 18, 1983.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Angelo, Frank, James, Tony, Ralph and Mike Perline, and three sisters, Jennie Simeone, Annie Camuso and Antonette Amicone.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Kelley-Robb Funeral Home, Hubbard.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Victory Christian Center.

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