SHERWOOD -- Edith Pearl English, 86, formerly of Sherwood, passed away at Bryan Care and Rehabilitation Center, Bryan, where she had been a resident the past eight years.
Edith was born January 12, 1926, in Delaware Township, Defiance County, Ohio, the daughter of Charles and Clara Edith (Bruner) Beindorf. She was a 1944 graduate of Sherwood High School. Edith married Clifford L. English on February 9, 1946, in Defiance, Ohio, and he preceded her in death on December 15, 1982. A devoted homemaker, wife and mother, Edith was a member of the Sherwood United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher, cared for the altar flowers and many other activities at the church. She was also a member of the Black Swamp Audubon Society, the Sherwood Community Women's Club, TOPS and KOPS. Edith loved floral arranging and caring for her roses. She also enjoyed sewing.
Surviving are her son, David (Deanna) English of Bryan; five grandchildren, Dana Wheeler of Sherwood, Lisa (Chip) Cummins of New Jersey, Troy English of Columbus, Dennis (Eva) English Jr. of Defiance and Carrie (Nick) Engle; nine great-grandchildren, Connor and Brooke Wheeler, Allison, Tobi and Evie Cummins, Dennis III, Ashton and Clifford English and Adelia Engle.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, infant Loren Patrick English in 1947 and Dennis English in 1992; one daughter, Cynthia English in 1983; one great-grandson, Brandon Wheeler; three brothers, Richard, Carl and Earl Beindorf; and one sister, Helen Shock.
Funeral services for Edith Pearl English will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2012, in the Sherwood United Methodist Church, 512 North Harrison Street, Sherwood, with Pastor Kevin Doseck officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Cemetery. Visitation for Edith will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2012, in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 230 East Elm Street, Sherwood. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to Sherwood United Methodist Church, Bryan Care and Rehabilitation Center patient activity fund or to the charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at www.oberlinturnbull.com.