Edelmira L. Pedrosa, 95, of Halstead, passed away Sunday (Sept. 28, 2008) at Newton Medical Center in Newton.

Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.


Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will receive friends following the Rosary.


Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, with the Rev. Juan Garza of the church officiating.


Edelmira L. Pedrosa, 95, of Halstead, passed away Sunday (Sept. 28, 2008) at Newton Medical Center in Newton.

She was born March 25, 1913, in San Luis, Potosi, Mexico, to Marion and Maria (Regalado) Vasquez. They preceded her in death.

On June 19, 1937, she married Raymond Pedrosa in Newton. He preceded her in death on April 20, 1992.

Edelmira was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton. She worked for Beech Aircraft during World War II and also worked for the Pepsi Bottling Co.

She enjoyed crocheting and caring for her many plants. Edelmira greatly looked forward to spending time with her many friends and loving family.

Survivors include daughters, Sylvia Yoder and Mary Jean Hodgkins, both of Newton; brothers, Robert Hernandez of Newton, Rudolph Hernandez of Wichita and Russell Hernandez of Newton; sisters, Petra Lujano, Belen Terrones and Jovita Nunez, all of Newton, and Teresa Alvarado of Kansas City, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by a grandson, Bailey Cook; a brother, Carlos Vasquez; and two sisters, Felicia Hernandez and Celia “Sally” Hernandez.

Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will receive friends following the Rosary.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, with the Rev. Juan Garza of the church officiating.

Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Newton. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary School Building Fund in care of the funeral home.