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Mrs. Delane Freeman Edney, 99

Mrs. Delane Freeman Edney, 99

Mrs. Delane Freeman Edney age 99 of Apple Valley Road, Edneyville, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her family.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County and graduate of Edneyville High School. She was a member of the Anderson Chapel Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith. She was the devoted wife of the late Lloyd Glenn Edney whom she lovingly cared for during his long battle with Parkinson's disease. She was also preceded in death by her six brothers and six sisters, and also a son in law, Ervin Hoots.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother (Nanny) who dearly loved her family and treasured the times spent together. She was a 40+ year breast cancer survivor. She was a strong woman; she loved life, had a quick wit and always loved to laugh. She recently celebrated her 99th birthday with a big party where she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and she was looking forward to celebrating her 100th. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Her legacy will live on through the lives of those remaining.

She is survived by one son, Hal Edney and his wife Frances Young Edney, one daughter Frances Hoots, one grandson, Brently Edney and his wife June, one granddaughter Lori Gonce and her husband Douglas, two great grandsons, Austin Edney and Kyle Gonce and his fiancé Ashlee Sims and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank her three excellent caregivers: Barbara Burrell, Melva Lively, and Patty Laughter for the love and care they provided. A special thank you to Dr. Hansel and his wonderful staff for the excellent care and concern they provided. We would also like to thank the Edneyville Fire Department for their dedication to the community and their support and assistance over the last few years.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Thos. Shepherd's Church Street Chapel. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Shepherd's Memorial Park.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.