Shirley A. Edwards, 73, of Newton, passed away Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2008) at Asbury Park.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Baker Funeral Home in Peabody.


Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hill Crest Cemetery in Florence.


Shirley A. Edwards, 73, of Newton, passed away Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2008) at Asbury Park.

She was born Oct. 19, 1934, in Florence, the daughter of Wilbert Carpenter and Carolyn Blades.

A resident of Newton since 1965, she worked as a secretary at Stevens Spring Co. for 14 years. She also worked as a secretary at Elixier Industries.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane L. McNeill of California; a son, Douglas A. Edwards of El Dorado; four grandchildren, Donald Blades, Chris Thomas, Rachel Edwards and Jacob Edwards; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Roberta M. Seible; and a brother, Larry Lein of Newton.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Baker Funeral Home in Peabody.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hill Crest Cemetery in Florence.

Memorials have been established in memory of Shirley A. Edwards in care of the funeral home.