Archive for Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Obituary: Lilly Edson

January 10, 2007

Lilly (Somers) Edson, 100, died Dec. 9, 2006, at the Medallion apartment center for senior citizens in Colorado Springs. She was cremated, and her ashes will be interred later at Maple Grove Cemetery in Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Edson was born in Boling, Kan., the daughter of Frank and Louise Somers.

She received a degree at Kansas University. She taught in rural schools and at a high school in Hoisington.

She married James Edson. The couple lived in Maryland and Virginia when her husband worked at the Pentagon. When he retired, they moved to Colorado Springs. Mr. Edson preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Priscilla Greenwood, Tempe, Ariz.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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