The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 12, 2014

Norma Evelyn Edwards

JOPLIN, Mo. — Norma Evelyn Edwards passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Joplin, at the age of 99 years and 10 months.

Evelyn was born on March 12, 1914, in Davis, W. Va., to Albert and Dottie Degler.

Evelyn was married to Joseph O. Edwards, who preceded her in death in April of 1996.

She was also preceded in death by sisters, Katherine, Marie, Sue, Lois and Nellie; and grandson, Sean.

Evelyn was Baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in June of 1954, and served as a full-time doorstep minister from 1955 until her death. If you talked to Evelyn, you were going to get a witness. Her story was recently featured in The Joplin Globe (Weathered Worship).

Evelyn is survived by brothers, Roland, Joseph and Jack; sisters, Midge, Betty and Joan; son, Larry Butte; daughter, Jewel Butte; stepson, Patrick Edwards; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Kingdom Hall, 1201 South Schifferdecker, Joplin.

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