Kenneth D. Edwards, 78, of Castalia and recently of Ohio Veterans Home, died at Stein Hospice Care Center Oct. 24, 2007.
He was born Sept. 11, 1929, in Wood County. On Feb. 3, 1951, he married Sibyl (Bragg) Edwards. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was a life-time farmer. He worked for International Harvester, where he developed his love for "Red" tractor. He also established Maple View Farms with his son. He was a crusader for Mount Vernon Nazarene College. He served as president of Margaretta School Board and the Erie County Fair Board for many years. He played church softball for over 35 years and was a member of Erie County Farm Bureau, Amvets Post 83 and a Gideon. He enjoyed attending Margaretta girls baseketball games and was a diehard Detroit Tigers fan. He loved his Lord and his family.
Survivors include his wife Sibyl (Bragg) Edwards; two daughters Joyce (Terrance) Moyer and Deborah (Daniel) Westcott) both of Castalia; son Keith (Natalie) Edwards, Castalia; nine grandchildren Dr. Jonathan (Alison) Morris, David Morris, Mark (Brandy) Morris, Kirk Edwards, Nicole (Michael) Limberios, Kent Edwards, Kimberly (David) Jennings, Kelly (Chad) Manlet and Karen (Brian) Hemmer; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters Rosalyn Anderson, Bowling Green and Betty Okuley, Finley; brother Darwin Edwards, Phoenix, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents C. Elmer and Ruby (Claggett) Edwards, and three sisters Eleanor Roe, Bernice Conklin and Doris Mertz.
Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Ransom Funeral Home, 610 S. Washington St., Castalia. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Sandusky Community Church of the Nazarene, Sandusky. Rev. David Flack will officiate. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Sandusky Community Church of the Nazarene Building fund, 4013 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, and Stein Hospice Care Center, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky.
Online condolences may be made to ransomfuneralhome.com.