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.