Edna L. Place, 94

Edna L. Place, 94, of Melrose, Ohio, died 12:45 a.m. Monday, July 31, 2017, at Miller’s Merry Manor West, Wabash. 

She was born July 18, 1923, in Perry Township, Putnam County, Ohio to the late Lloyd C. and Mary A. (Gillespie) Shafer.  On Feb. 6, 1941, she married Thomas A. Place who died July 18, 2001.

Edna is survived by four children: Tom (Carrie) Place of Paso Robles, Calif., Charles (Janet) Place of Shalimar, Fla., Barbara Ellis of Wabash, and Darlene (Victor) Compos, Weslaco, Texas; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; a sister: Edith Sword of Phar, Texas, and a sister-in-law, Romona Slaibe of Melrose. 

She is also preceded in death by three brothers, three sisters, two grandsons, a great-grandson and two sons-in-law.

Edna was a homemaker.  She was a member of Melrose United Methodist Church.  She was a former owner of T&E Ceramics Shop and loved to travel.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug., 5, 2017, at Melrose United Methodist Church, Melrose, with the Rev. Eileen Kochensparger officiating.  Burial will follow in Little Auglaize Cemetery, Melrose.  Visitation will be Friday, 2 to 8 p.m. at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood, and Saturday, one hour prior to service at the church.

Memorials may be given to the church.

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Posted on 2017 Aug 01