Obituary of Helen B. Edwards
Helen B. Edwards, 86, of Walton passed away peacefully on Friday, May 24, 2019 at UHS Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City after a brief illness.
Born May 28, 1932 in Margaretville, she was the daughter of the late David and Irene Barber Birdsall.
Helen graduated from SUNY Oneonta in 1954 with a bachelor’s degree in Education. She devoted 42 years of her life educating children as a Kindergarten teacher with the Walton School District until her retirement in 1995. After retirement, Helen and her late husband Raymond enjoyed camping all over the country and were longtime members of the Chapter 75 Coachman’s Club. Helen enjoyed quilting in her free time, was a big supporter of the Walton Booster Club and had a special interest in researching her family genealogy.
Survivors include her son Dave Edwards of Walton; sisters Pat Howe (Roger) and Karen Gilmore; grandchildren Camie Edwards, Shawni Williams (Austin), Morgan McAdams and Justin McAdams and great grandchildren Averie Williams, Maverick Williams and Levi Wood. Helen is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Raymond A. Edwards who passed away on October 20, 2017 and her sister Janet Gregory.
A graveside service to celebrate Helen’s life will take place on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 3 P.M. at Walton Cemetery, 55 Fancher Avenue, Walton.
Memorial donations in Helen’s memory may be made to Walton EMS, 61 West Street, Walton, NY 13856 or to the Walton Central School District, 47 Stockton Avenue, Walton, NY 13856.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a special message of hope and comfort for Helen’s family please visit www.courtneyfh.com