EDWARDS, Frances, 80, New Athens, went to eternal rest Aug. 1, 2012. Frances was born April 30, 1932, in Athens Township, a daughter of the late Laban Gregg and Frances and Walter (Pops) Evans.
Frances was a homemaker for many years but did work at Scio Pottery Co., Hillan-Dale, Freeport Press and Wal-Mart until her retirement. She enjoyed reading, playing cards and yahtzee.
She was preceded in death in addition to her parents by her ex-husband, Tom Edwards and an infant daughter.
She is survived by her children: Dale (Margaret) Edwards of Cadiz, Gary (Paula) Edwards of St. Clairsville, Ronnie (Jayne) Edwards of New Athens, Sherry (Tom) Lackman of St. Clairsville and Teresa Lauffer of Flushing; 12 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; three sisters: Mother Mary Raphael, Arlene Zachariah and Phyliss Brockman; four nephews and two nieces.
Friends will be held received Friday, August 3 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. at Clark- Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz with Pastor Wayne Ickes officiating.
Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family at Longview Cemetery, New Athens, OH.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 380 Summit Avenue, Steubenville, OH 43950 or Franklin Museum, P.O. Box 186, New Athens, OH 43981.
The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com.