Elnora Rosella Edwards was born the daughter of Samuel O. Ridgeway and Violet Beatty Ridgeway on October 8, 1929 at Arnold, Nebraska and departed this life March 22, 2011 in Thayer, Missouri at the age of 81 years.
She was united in marriage May 1, 1947 at Alton, Missouri to Norman Ray Edwards, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sons, Ray Gene Edwards of Thayer, Missouri and Sammy Edwards and wife, Carolyn of Thayer, Missouri; six grandchildren, Carrie Edwards-Jones and Kayla, Samantha, Crystal, Michael and Tabatha Edwards; four great grandchildren, Cody, Bret, Seth and Jadyn; one great-great grandson, Carter; two brothers, Dr. Donald Ridgeway of Pekin, Illinois and Beverly Ridgeway; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Violet Ridgeway; her husband, Norman Edwards; one daughter, Mary Beth Edwards; two sons, Norman Wayne Edwards and Ronald Glen Edwards; one grandson, Michael Ray Edwards and one brother, Gordon Ridgeway.
Elnora was a line foreman for RCA Television in Memphis, Tennessee for several years.
She was a member of the Church of Christ and Ladies Red Hat Society. Elnora was a lady with a sweet spirit and a joyful laugh. She will truly be missed by all.
Funeral services were Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 10:00 AM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer with Erman Croney officiating. Burial was in the Thayer Cemetery.