Edith Edy Jennings, 70, of N. Main St. Cortland passed away Sunday Nov. 1 at Cortland Regional Medical Center. She was born March 5, 1939 in Scranton, PA, the daughter of the late joseph and Mary Jane McHale.
She has been a longtime resident of Cortland. Edith was a graduate of Cortland High School. In her spare time she enjoyed bowling, sewing, and cleaning.
Edith is survived by daughters Tina Armstrong-Johnson of AZ,Teresa Armstrong of Cortland, brothers joseph Thomas McHale of DeRuyter, William McHale of NJ, James (Leanne) Reese of PA, and Charles Bell of SC, sisters Kim (Bill) Umbrell of Marathon, Patricia Bell of PA,6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband Howard Jennings, daughter Toni Marie Armstrong, sisters Anne Waters, Florence McHale, and her step mother Hazel McHale.
Funeral services will be held 10:30am Thursday Nov. 5 at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow at Cortland Rural Cemetery. Friends may call 5-7pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Contributions in Edys name may be directed to the American Cancer Assoc., 13 Beach St., Johnson City, NY 13790, or American Heart Assoc., PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.
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I reach out to the family and friends of Edy during this most difficult time. She was a wonderful woman and touched so many lives. Her kind ways, along with her tough love at times, set her apart from the "norm". She was usually always the 1st in line to lend a hand, say a kind word to console or to just be there to listen should you need a strong shoulder. Let her rest in peace, God speed Edy, I will always have the memories of our friendship.....LOVE ALWAYS.....Bams, Sammy and family xxxooo
My sympathy to the family of Edy. We were friends so many years ago and our kids were friends. Gerry and I used to go on vacations together with Edy and her family and spent many fun times with each other in another time. My love to you Tina and Terry. My children Michele and Mary and Patty join me in sending you our condolences. God's Blessings to you. Love,
Alice Smith Modica
I am so sorry to hear about Edy. My thoughts and prayers are with both Edy's family and the Stark family. Pat Shaver
Tina, Terry, and families, I want to say how sorry I was to hear about the loss of your Mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Laurie, Brian Pepper, and family