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Edith Mae (Swalls) Kearschner, 88, of Terre Haute, passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at Southwood Nursing Home surrounded by family. She was born in Terre Haute, on May 4, 1929, to Herman Swalls and Vernice Delsi (Hawkins) Swalls.
Edith was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Leroy Kearschner; her son, Michael L. Kearchner; sisters, Norma Jones, Ophelia Lawrence, and Rachel Butler; brothers, David Swalls, Daniel Swalls, and Stephen Swalls. Survivors include her brother, Carl; daughter, Vernice Sinclair (John); daughter-in-law, Linda; grandchildren, Michael Kearschner (Jen), Adrian Rowe (Steve) John, Kevin, Ryan, David (Lauren), and Rie; great-grandchildren, Bailey, Arabella, Gabriel, and Sterling; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Edith was very active in Assembly of God church in Hammond, she held many positions including teaching and music groups. She was known for her baking and cooking.
Visitation will be from 9 until 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, with funeral services starting at 11 a.m. at DeBaun Springhill Chapel. Pastor Shawn Riggs will be officiating. Burial at Hymera cemetery will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at: DeBaunfuneralhomes.com
Published on September 30, 2017
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