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Edna M. Hamlyn

Tuesday, September 9, 2003

Edna M. Hamlyn, the daughter of the late Elza and Ruby Davis Caldwell, was born in Chaonia on July 27, 1928, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at the age of 75.

Mrs. Hamlyn had lived in Cahokia, Ill., for several years before moving to Puxico in 1964. She was a retired seamstress, had run a day care in her home, was a librarian at the Puxico Library, and was a volunteer teacher's aide at the Puxico Elementary School.

She was a member of the Puxico United Methodist Church and the V.F.W. Post #7522 Ladies Auxiliary in Puxico.

On Dec. 24, 1949, she was married to Harold E. Hamlyn in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 1963.

Surviving are one son, David H. Hamlyn of Gipsy; one daughter, Joy Ruth Avery of Littleton, Colo.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roy Caldwell of Calvert City and Joseph Caldwell of Woodburn, Ore.; and one sister, Alma Hamlyn of Lemay.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Emory Caldwell.

Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel with Rev. Danny James of Leopold and the Rev. John Adams of Dexter officiating.

Interment will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery in St. Louis with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003.

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