Edith Mae (Cunningham) Wolford

| April 7, 2016


Edith Mae (Cunningham) Wolford, age 93, of Coshocton passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016.

Edith was born in Coshocton County on September 5, 1922, to the late Emmett and Odessa Pearl (Maston) Cunningham. Edith was a very active member of Park United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school, was involved in the United Methodist Women group, and held various leadership positions in the church. She was also a member of the Junior Guild women’s group in West Lafayette. During her early years of employment, Edith worked at the Pope Gosser Pottery Company where she was an excellent edger of the china pottery and was an overseer for her department. On December 30, 1945, she married Francis W. Wolford, who preceded her in death on October 31, 1976.

For many years Edith and Francis lived in West Lafayette, OH. During that time she was a waitress at the Thompson Restaurant, worked as a clerk and manager at Carr’s IGA, and later retired from the Jones Zylon Company. Along with being a very hard worker, Edith enjoyed vegetable gardening and was a “super pie baker,” specializing in apple and custard pies.

Edith is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Rick Hudson, three grandchildren, Bradley Hudson (Sarah Overdier), Abigail (Charles) Alsdurf, and Micah (Chelsea) Hudson, and nieces, Joyce Hunter, Irma Romine, Ettafaye Bucy, Frances Phillips, Carol Bice, Ellen Williamson, Judy Calhoun, Bess Fawcett, and Nancy Fawcett.

Along with her parents and husband, Edith was preceded in death by her two brothers, Fred and Frank Cunningham, her two sisters, Ethel Fawcett and Etta Calhoun Bennett, and several nieces and nephews.

Edith was a person who knew the meaning of the word commitment. She was committed to her faith, family, friends, her work, and to giving excellent care not only to her husband during his 15 year illness, but also to her elderly parents, and her sister, Etta, during the last several years of Etta’s life.

Edith was a lovely lady who loved to put on a pretty dress and always wanted her hair to look nice. She had a beautiful smile, even up to the last couple days before her passing. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and was an “adopted” mother and grandmother to her neighbors, Ron and Karen Altier, and their daughters, Shannon and Tonya.

Funeral services were held at Park United Methodist Church on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Jeremy Roseberry and Pastor Terrie Baker officiating. Burial followed at the Fairfield Cemetery in West Lafayette. For those who wish, memorial contributions can be made to Park United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 122 Park Ave. Coshocton, OH 43812 or to Health Services and Hospice of Coshocton, 230 South 4th St., Coshocton, OH 43812.

An online memorial can be viewed at www.givendawsonfuneralhome.com.

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