Long-time Edinburg residents will remember Ben and Velma

Eleanor McConnell Published:

Long-time Edinburg residents will remember Ben and Velma Uhrig and their family. They lived on S.R. 14, between our orchard and the cemetery. Ben was a farmer and Velma had been a home economics agent with the Ohio State University Extension office. They were active in farming and gardening organizations while they were here.

Ben and Velma moved to Florida in 1978. Ben died about a month ago in Leesburg. Velma is living at the Charlotte Mayfield Retirement Center in Leesburg and is in fairly good health, according to her daughter, Jean E. Richards of Alliance.

Their children and their spouses are Mary and Lee Bradbury of Punta Gorda, Fla., Betty and Tim Taylor of Leesburg, Fla., Jean and Larry Richards of Alliance and John and Betsy Uhrig of Charleston, S.C.

My daughter, Marty, was born on Marys third birthday so they often observed their day together. The Uhrig girls sang together and often presented programs for local groups. We have happy memories of the family.

Martha and Harold Bradfield have returned to their home after spending the winter months in Port Charlotte, Fla. They attended the Portage County Picnic while they were in the Sunshine State and entertained several Edinburg residents, including Donna and Bill Kibler, and Frank Wass.

Treva Johnson of Ellijay, Ga., is visiting her mother, June Johnson, this week.

Betty Dickerhoof is at home again after spending about six weeks in the hospital. She is recuperating from her surgery and pneumonia and is feeling much stronger. Her daughter-in-law, Dee Dickerhoof of Groveport, is spending a couple of weeks with her.

The Missions Committee of the Edinburg United Church will collect items for the migrant workers at Hartville, beginning April 5. Materials such as towels, wash cloths, soap and paper products will be welcome.

The annual Trash, Treasure and Treat Sale will be held at the United Church on April 5.

A craft night will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the fellowship room of the United Church. This activity is in preparation of the annual bazaar and turkey dinner on Oct. 25. Workers will be welcome and they may bring items such as yarn, crochet hooks, needles, scissors, materials for patch work, buttons, hot glue guns and poly-fill. Any ideas for projects may be brought also.

Anyone with questions may call Alice McConnell at (330) 325-7133.

E-mail: emcconnell@recordpub.net

Phone: (330) 296-9657 or (330) 296-7155

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