Leona “Onie” Dell (Williams) Edwards, age 78, of Delta, went to be home with the Lord, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the University of Toledo Medical Center. Prior to her retirement she had been a Licensed Insurance Agent, working alongside her husband, Jerry, at their Insurance Agency, Edwards Insurance, in Delta.
Onie was born in Paintsville, Kentucky on December 23, 1935, the daughter of Crayton L. and Callie Lee (Burchett) Williams. On April 13, 1954 she married Gerald “Jerry” Edwards, and he survives. She was a member of the Delta Church of Christ. She was also a past-president of the Delta Garden Club, a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International, a member of the Delta Community Fire Department Auxiliary, and a past-president of the Delta Chamber of Commerce. Onie was a faithful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and was a strong Christian influence on her entire family.
Surviving is her husband, Jerry; their children, Dr. Phillip (Vicki) Edwards of Portsmouth, OH, Sherry (Domingo) Martinez of Delta, Jerry “Simon” (Kelly) Edwards of Paintsville, KY, Theresa Edwards, Beth (Mike) McGirt, Kimberly (John) Lutheran and Kristofer Edwards, all of Delta; many grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Dennis Williams.
Visitation for Onie will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Grisier Funeral Home in Delta. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, at the Delta Church of Christ, with Pastor Dave Underwood, officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Delta. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Delta Community Fire Department or the Church of Christ. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com.