The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 20, 2014

Dorothy Mae Wise Edds

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Dorothy Mae Wise Edds, 84, Carthage, Mo., died at 4:20 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in St. Luke's Nursing Home, Carthage, were she had been a resident for two years.

Dorothy Mae Wise was born Feb. 18, 1929, in Carthage, to Clifford Wise and Erma Dintaman Wise. She was a graduate of Carthage High School, Class of 1947, Carthage, and attended Joplin Junior College, Drury College and Pittsburg State College. She was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority. Dorothy Mae was a homemaker and lifetime resident of Carthage.

She married Charles G. Edds on Feb. 7, 1953, in Carthage.

She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage.

Survivors include her son, Charles G. Edds II and his wife, Becky, Webb City; two grandchildren, Josh Waggoner and his wife, Jennifer, Webb City, and Sally Deckard, husband, Matt, Florissant, Mo.; three great-grandchildren, Brayden and Luke Waggoner and Hannah Deckard; and a niece, Terri Jeanne Cahow, Chester, Va. Dorothy Mae was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Charles.

Memorial services will be held Friday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage. The Very Rev. Steven Wilson will officiate. Inurnment will be in Grace Church Columbarium.

Memorial gifts may be made to Grace Church Memorial Fund.

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Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary, Carthage.

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