January 11, 1929 – Thursday, March 20, 2008
Lake Ridge Care Center
Edith Eddy Marie Black, aged 79 passed away surrounded by family and friends on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at the Lake Ridge Health Care Center, with the assurance that her faith would prepare her for eternal life.
Edith Marie was born on January 11, 1929 in Campus, Illinois to Oliver and Myrtle Stevens. She worked for various industries, retiring from RR Donneley and Sons, Printing Company. A dedicated worker all her life, Eddy found completion, and a second family, at her home in the Lake Ridge Care Center. She and her biological family and many friends have expressed sincere appreciation for the care and compassion demonstrated by the staff and residents. All are grateful for the superior attention provided at the Center for Eddy as she was known there.
Edith is survived by four sons and two daughters: Charles Edward (Judy) Vaughn, Fort Pierce Florida, Judy Alicia (Daniel) Shubert, Flanagan, Illinois, Guy Henri (Alicia) Vaughn, Buffalo Minnesota, Mark Anthony (Sharon) Vaughn, Pontiac, Illinois, Vickie Lynn (Randall) Pittman, Wilmington NC, and Everett (Glenn Hargett) Vaughn, Jacksonville NC; two brothers and one sister: Robert Stevens, Kankakee, Illinois, and Elmer Stevens, Missouri, and Mary Tabor, Dwight, Illinois; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She will be remembered by her family and many friends, including those at the Lake Ridge Care Center where the supportive staff helped her and her family in this difficult transition.
Edith was preceded in death by Horace Edward Vaughn (her first husband and father of her children); her second husband Kenneth Black; five brothers; and six sisters.
A funeral service was held at the Lake Ridge Care Center at 10:30 AM, Saturday, March 22 preceded by a viewing at 10AM.
In honor of the recreational activities that Mrs. Black enjoyed and in lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the Lake Ridge Care Center Recreation Fund, 310 Lake Blvd S, Buffalo Minnesota 55313-1456.