Edith Conley, 70

Edith Conley, age 70, of Sturgis, passed away Monday, July 13, 2009, at Sturgis Hospital.

She was born Aug. 28, 1938, in Knott County, Ky., a daughter to Taulby and Delana Roberta (Shepard) Handshoe and has been a resident here since 1958, moving from Jackson, Mich.

On March 18, 1953, in Kentucky, she married Clyde Conley. He preceded her in death Dec. 17, 2005.

Edith had worked at Glabmin Paramount Furniture Co. in Sturgis and retired from Coachmen R.V. in Middlebury, Ind. She enjoyed watching TV and was fond of game shows such as Jeopardy and also mysteries and she so enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are four daughters, Judy (William) Wolf of Sturgis, Loreane (Cliff) Ditmer of Bristol, Ind.,  Shirley Russell of Sturgis, and Lilly (Thomas) Mines of Nunica, Mich.; one son, Carlos‚ “Bud” Conley and wife, Pam, of Burr Oak; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; her mother, Delana Roberta Terry of Kendallville, Ind.; one sister, Maggie Grow; and one brother, Oscar Handshoe, both of Kendallville, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her father and husband.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 2-4 p.m and 6-8 p.m. today at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis.

Services celebrating the life of Edith Conley will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Willie Collins and Mr. Birtchel Mosley officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the family. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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