Edna Lucille Oertwig, 75, of Chillicothe, passed away at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph on Monday, May 28.
She was born on Dec. 12, 1931 in Mayview, the daughter of Charles and Ida Mae (Jennings) Heiple. On Dec. 17, 1971 at Chillicothe, she was married to Gilbert Oertwig; he preceded her in death in 1982.
Edna had resided in Chillicothe since 1955, moving from Higginsville. She was a homemaker. She had also worked as a receptionist for Central School as well as a green thumb at Green Hills Community Action Agency. She worked at Lambert Glove for more than 25 years. She was a member of the Highview Baptist Church in Chillicothe.
Edna is survived by: two sons and one daughter-in-law, Robert Ray of Richmond and Jerry Walz and wife, Kim of Chillicothe; three daughters and sons-in-law, Earlene Rinehart and husband, Randy of Marshall, Linda Prewitt and husband, Jerry of Savannah and Sherry Martin and husband, Jack of Herndon, Va.; eight grandchildren, Brian Prewitt of St. Joseph, Adam Prewitt of St. Joseph, Jacci Tonn and husband, James of St. Joseph, Angela Driskill of Marshall, Tim Ray and wife, Kristen of Richmond, Robert Ray and wife, Sheila of Richmond, Kyle Ray of Richmond and Christopher Santee of Charlotte, N.C.; four great-grandchildren; and long-time best friend, Delmore Anderson of Chillicothe.
Besides her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents, a brother and three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association and may be left at the funeral home or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Mo., 64601.
A family visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 31 at the Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Friends may call after 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Lindley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe on Friday, June 1 at 1:30 p.m.
Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Chillicothe.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe.