Elizabeth Grace “Betty” Edwards, 86, of New Philadelphia and formerly from a farm outside of Tippecanoe, died Sunday evening, March 20, 2011 while surrounded by her family. A daughter of the late Edward and Ellen Wiles Wakeham, Betty was born on June 13, 1924 in Dagenham, England.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, her precious son, Kenny and a brother, Edward Wakeham.

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 25, 2011 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A celebration of Betty’s life will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Jim McConnell officiating. A private burial alongside her husband and son will take place in Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia.

Contributions may be made in Betty’s memory to the American Heart Association, 5455 North High Avenue, Columbus, OH 43214. A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.