Edith Thomas Edmunds, 94, teacher

Edith Edmunds
Edith Edmunds
Posted: September 05, 2014

Edith Thomas Edmunds, 94, a former junior high school teacher in Pennsauken, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, at home.

Edith Thomas grew up in several towns in Chester County, where her father, William, "worked for Abbotts Dairies and started off in a horse-drawn wagon" delivering door-to-door, daughter Nancy Edmunds said.

"What she wanted to do was to be a home economics teacher for junior high girls," her daughter said.

Mrs. Edmunds earned a bachelor's at Drexel University and taught home economics at the former Pennsauken Junior High School until the late 1950s or early 1960s, her daughter said.

After the family moved to a suburb of Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Edmunds taught preschool classes at an Episcopal church for seven years.

When they returned to South Jersey in the early 1970s, Mrs. Edmunds taught preschool classes at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Haddon Heights.

As Nancy Edmunds was growing up in the late 1950s and early 1960s, she said, her mother was a leader of her Girl Scout unit.

Besides her daughter, Mrs. Edmunds is survived by son Thomas, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Her husband of 63 years, Henry, died in 2012 and daughter Deborah Weaver died in 2007.

A visitation was set from 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Valley Friends Meeting House, 1121 Old Eagle School Rd., Wayne, Pa. 19087, before an 11 a.m. meeting there, with interment in the Meeting House Burial Ground.

Donations may be sent to the meeting house at the above address.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.healeyfuneralhomes.com.


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