Edith M. Wells of Palm Coast, Fla., died July 20. She was 91.
Edith was born in Newark, N.J., to William and Margaret (Hall) Morris and lived most of her life in East Orange, N.J. She met and married Dr. Edwin Wells, a dentist in East Orange. They had a son, Raymond G. Wells, while living in East Orange.
Edith was an elementary school teacher and taught high school home economics. She retired from teaching while at Vailsburg High School in Newark.
She and her husband moved to Palm Coast, Fla., in 1988. They had vacationed on Martha’s Vineyard for 50 years.
Edith’s hobbies and interests included sewing, crocheting and knitting. She designed and made the kneeling pads for Trinity Church in Oak Bluffs. Edith was a wonderful cook and baker and an accomplished athlete who loved bowling, golf, tennis and swimming. She was a member of the Northeasterners, the SAC bowling league in New Jersey, and the Eagles Golf Group in Palm Coast. Edith was also active in her church community at St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
Edith was survived by her husband of 64 years Dr. Edwin Wells; her son Raymond; her sister Jessie M. Wilkerson; her nieces Paulette Braxton, Juana Brown and Milagros Williams; her nephew Ronald Morris; her goddaughter and niece, Sylvia W. Collins; her cousins Norma Hall, Rose Jarrett and Orville Jarrett, and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Mortimer Morris, her sister Theda M. Wilson, goddaughter Dorothy James and brother in law Kenneth C. Wilkerson.
A service was held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Palm Coast. Interment followed at Volusia Memorial Park in Ormond Beach, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Florida Hospital HospiceCare of Volusian/Flagler, 770 West Granada boulevard, Ormond Beach, FL 32174, or to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 5400 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, FL 32137.
Arrangements are under the care of Lohman Funeral Home in Palm Coast. Condolences may be shared at lohmanfuneralhomes.com.