January 18, 1916 - December 14, 2017
Clara LaNelle Edwards, 101, of Carmi, Illinois, formerly of Enfield,
Illinois, died Thursday, December 14, 2017, at Wabash Christian Village in
Carmi. She was born January 18, 1916, in Carmi, the daughter of John P. and
Eunice M. (Sides) Griffin. She was married to Chelsea Noble Edwards on
November 2, 1935, and he preceded her in death on October 19, 2000. They
were married for 65 years.
LaNelle was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Carmi and a
member of the Eastern Star. She was a co-owner with her husband of several
business ventures including Edwards Feed Store, Edwards Fertilizer and
Chemical and Edwards Insurance Agency. In her leisure time she enjoyed
fishing, travelling, playing cards, and her pet dogs and cats.
Survivors include grandchildren David (Joyce) Edwards of Carmi, Michael
(Audrey Ann) Edwards of Manassas, Virginia; great grandchildren Caroline
Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards; great great grandson Christian Moran.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Gary Edwards; three
brothers; and one sister.
Visitation is 5-8 pm, Thursday, December 21st at Cook Funeral Chapel in
Carmi. Funeral is 11 am, Friday, December 22nd at Cook Funeral Chapel with
burial in Enfield Cemetery in Enfield, Illinois.
Memorials may be made to the Carmi Lions Club and will be accepted at Cook
Funeral Chapel in Carmi.