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Edna Lindsey, age 87, of Newark, Missouri, died Saturday, January 24, 2009, at her residence west of Newark, Missouri.
She was born July 26, 1921, at Clinton, North Carolina, the daughter of Paul and Nancy Faircloth Britt.
On October 18, 1951, she was united in marriage to James M. Lindsey.
Surviving are her husband James of Newark, Missouri, one daughter Betty Jean Ream and husband Lawrence of Sedalia, Missouri, one sister, Catherine Starling and husband William of Clinton, North Carolina, one granddaughter, Lindsey Lee Ream and several nieces and nephews.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Nancy Lee Lindsey and two brothers, Paul and William David Britt.
Edna was raised at Clinton, North Carolina. She graduated from High School at Warsaw, North Carolina and attended three years at Eastern Carolina Teachers College.
Edna was employed for the government in Washington, D.C. and later transferred to St. Louis, Missouri, where she met her husband Jim. After their marriage they moved to their present farm west of Newark, Missouri.
Edna enjoyed hunting, gardening, blue grass music and was delighted when her only granddaughter was born.
She loved working with her husband on their farm and helping her husband in putting up over 2 million Christmas Lights she and her husband displayed for over 13 years.
Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 26, 2009, at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri. Reverend Hillis Prather officiated the services. Burial was in the Mt. Salem Cemetery. Music was provided by Dr. Glenn and Anna Browning. Casket bearers were Vance Parrish, Bob Simmons, Darrell Simmons, Larry Simmons, Jimmy Lindsey, and Faren Lindsey. Honorary bearers were Frank Lonberger, Eugene Wollam, Dr. Glenn Browning and Kermit Hyatt.
Memorials in memory of Edna Lindsey may be made to the Nancy Lindsey Nursing Scholarship at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri, 63537.