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Paul E. Edwards, Sr.

October 7, 1936 — January 24, 2020

Paul E. Edwards, Sr., 83, of Marion, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 2:09 am at Parkway Manor.

Paul was born the son of Cecil and Fern (Beasley) Edwards.  He married Nancy Strunk on October 12, 1968 in West Frankfort and together they have been blessed to share over 51 years of marriage.

He attended First Church of God in Marion.  Paul worked many years and retired from Ameren CIPS.

In addition to his wife Nancy he is survived by his son – Paul Edwards, Jr. (Sylvia) of Johnston City, daughter – Jane Watson (David) of Grand Chain, daughter-in-law – Elizabeth Edwards of Marion, six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.  Sister – Norma Bennett (Deon) of Crab Orchard.

Preceded by his Parents, two sons – Jeff D. Edwards and Matt Edwards, father and mother-in-law – George and Vivian Strunk.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 1 pm at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. Ivan Ryan and Rev. Gary Clark officiating.  Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be Saturday from 11 am until the time of service at the funeral home.

For those who prefer memorials may be made to the Century School – Helping Hands Program in Ullin.  Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois  62959.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Paul E. Edwards, Sr., please visit our flower store.

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm

Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

800 North Market Street, Marion, IL 62959

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