Springfield, Lane County, Oregon, USA Burial Lane Memorial Gardens
The Register-Guard, Eugene, OR, 8 January 2014
Ruby Louise Edwards 1926-2013
A Funeral Service will be held on January 11, 2014 at 1:00 P. M. at Buell Chapel, 320 N. B Street in Springfield Oregon, for Louise Edwards of Springfield, Oregon. Louise passed away on December 30, 2013 at the age of 87.
Louise was born on February 3, 1926. Her parents were Ed Hinkle and Maud (Jacks) Hinkle. She grew up in Broken Bow Oklahoma. She graduated from Dierks High school in 1944 and married Leaman (Buddy) Edwards in 1946 in Dierks, Arkansas. Bud preceded Louise in death in 2004.
Louise was the youngest of five Hinkle children (and their wives and husbands) who moved with their families of 16 nieces and nephews to Springfield in 1948. Louise was preceded in death by her two brothers Cecil and Clarence and two sisters Ruth Kindrick and Wilma Saunders.
Louise is survived by her son Jim (West Linn, Oregon) born in Arkansas in 1947 and his wife Julie, Daughter Judy Van Fossan (Portland, Oregon) born in Arkansas in 1948 and son Rick (Springfield, Oregon) born in Springfield in 1953.
Louise has 6 surviving grandchildren, Tammy Foster, Jennifer Giustina, Warner Edwards, Jake Edwards, Ben Edwards, and Bret Mayer, Louise's grandson Drake Edwards preceded her in death on December 23, 2012. She has two great grandchildren, Bealena Giustina and Giacomo Giustina.
Louise was a life-long member of Trinity Baptist Church in Springfield where she was president of the Women Missionary Union, taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. She was an accomplised seamstress and auilter.
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