NEWTON FALLS, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Edna M. Thorpe, age 95 of Newton Falls passed away peacefully into eternal rest on Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Laurie Ann Nursing Home in Newton Falls.
She was born on December 25, 1923 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Charles H. Smalley and Florence M. (Armell) Smalley.
Edna married the love of her life, Omer Allen Thorpe, on March 2, 1940 and they enjoyed 46 years of marriage together before he passed away on August 9, 1986.
She has lived in Newton Falls since 1985 , formerly of Windham.
Edna was a member of the Warren First Church of the Nazarene and the Church of the Nazarene in Windham, Ohio. She was president of the Missionary Society, taught Bible school and also was a Sunday school teacher for many years.
She enjoyed crocheting, reading and camping.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Omer; two sons, Omer Thorpe, Jr. and Barry W. Thorpe; one daughter, Donna Thorpe; four sisters and ten brothers.
She is survived by three daughters, Sharon and Ernest Woodby of Newton Falls, Karen and Edward Steele of Homestead, Florida and Tami and David Gaugler of Akron, Ohio; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Per Edna’s wishes, cremation has taken place.
A private memorial service will be held.
Edna will be laid to rest beside her husband, Omer, at Hawley Cemetery in Paris Township, Ohio.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 East Broad Street, Newton Falls, OH 44444 (330)872-5440. Family and friends send condolences to the family at www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com.