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Edith L. Tinkham


ABINGDON-Edith L. (Guiter) Hunt Tinkham, 85, Abingdon, died at 6:57 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2009, in OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg.
She was born Feb. 16, 1924, in Berwick, the daughter of Clarence David and Minnie Mae (Danner) Guiter. She married Carl “Eldon’’ Hunt. He preceded her in death Oct. 2, 1957. She later married Harry E. Tinkham Jan. 18, 1958, in Galesburg. Harry preceded her in death April 6, 1990.
Edith is survived by her children, Sharon Kay Brady Lonas, Danny E. (Connie) Hunt and Debra (Tom) Keith, all of Abingdon; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Clara Tabb of Abingdon and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Cecil Henry Guiter and Earl D. Guiter,  three sisters, Eleanor Courson, Evelyn Morrison and Bessie Guiter, a grandson, Jerry Brady, her sons-in-law, Donald Brady, Danny Hunter and Tom Lonas, and her daughter-in-law, Patricia Hunt.
Edith had lived in the Abingdon area most all of her life. She cooked for area thrashers at a young age. She then worked at the former Abingdon Blue Bell Company. She later worked in the dietary department at the Abingdon Nursing Home for 30 years. She also managed the Rolling Meadows Mobile Home Park in Abingdon for several years.
She was baptized at the General Baptist Church in Abingdon and later attended the Abingdon Apostolic Harvest House in Abingdon, where she was also baptized.
Edith was known for her cooking, baking and enjoyed feeding her family and friends. She had won several first place ribbons from the Abingdon Community Festival and the Knox county Fair for her pies.
Cremation was accorded. A celebration of life service was held Friday, May 1, 2009, in the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel with Pastor Danny Hunt, her son, officiating.
Burial of cremains will be in the Abingdon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Care Center of Abingdon Dietary Department.
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