Edythe L. Lowe Waite
January 26, 1921 ‒ August 24, 2006
LEXINGTON: Edythe L. Lowe Waite, 85, formerly of West Main Street, Lexington, died Thursday morning August 24, 2006 in Alterra Sterling House of Mansfield following a long illness.
She was born January 26, 1921 in Belen, Mississippi to Horace Lee and Edna Mahali (Brown) Lowe, and was graduated from Duncan (MS) Consolidated High School.
Edythe attended Delta State Teachers College in Cleveland, MS, and was graduated from The University of Tennessee, College of Allied Health Science, Memphis, TN in 1957, with a degree in medical record administration. In 1978 she was graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Elementary Education with the first class from the Mansfield Campus.
Her rich working experience included the Federal Land Bank in New Orleans, LA, Oman-Smith Construction Co. in Edmonton, Alberta and Knoxville and Nashville, TN, Methodist Hospital in Memphis, MedCentral Mansfield Hospital, and she retired in 1984 from the tutorial program of Madison Schools.
She was a member of Berean Baptist Church and the Lydian Class of the Church, Ohio Retired Teachers Association, AARP and Richland County Chapter #718 AARP, and Lexington Senior Citizens.
Remembered for her plush Southern accent, Edythe enjoyed quilting and gardening, but was intent on her study of the Scriptures, and the application of The Word to her life.
She is survived two daughters and sons-in-law Judy & Andrew Miller of Bellville and Jennifer & Walter Tun of Raleigh, NC; a step son and his wife Michael L. & Joyce Waite of Moraine; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a brother Robert Lowe of Clinton, MS and numerous niece and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband William G. “Bill” Waite on July 8, 2001, as well as three sisters Earlyne Haining, Elwyn Butler, and Merle Manning.
The worship service, giving Glory to God for the life of Edythe Waite will be held Saturday August 26, 2006 at 2 pm in St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 2 Marion Avenue, Mansfield, with the Rev. Dawn Donato officiating. The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1605 E County Road 1095, Ashland, OH 44805.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com