Margaret Anne "Maggie" Edwards

Wednesday, February 5, 2003
Margaret Anne "Maggie" Edwards

Margaret Anne "Maggie" Edwards, 61, of Russellville, sister of Nancy Kemp of Rector, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at Community Medical Center in Fresno, Calif., after a courageous battle with cancer.

An artist and a homemaker, she was born Aug. 30, 1941, in Dardanelle to the late Jack and Ava Dean Partridge.

She graduated in 1958 from Central High School in Helena-West Helena and received a bachelor's degree from Arkansas Tech University at Russellville.

She was gentle and loving and gave quietly of herself in service to others. She was known especially for her talent and creativity, which she shared with others in many ways.

Other survivors include her husband, Jim Edwards of Russellville; her daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Glenn Gray of Fresno; a brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Carla Partridge of Cincinnati, Ohio; brother-in-law Ron Kemp of Rector; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jo and Gerald Reimer of Portland, Ore., nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.

She and her husband lived in a number of interesting places in the United States related to his work as a nuclear engineer, including Maine, Idaho, Connecticut, Nebraska, Iowa, Louisiana and Arkansas. They had resided in Russellville for the last several years.

A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the First Baptist Church in Russellville, where she attended regularly.