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Edith L. Hammond 1925-2021

COLUMBIANA — Edith Laverne Gouldthorpe Hammond, 96, passed away Monday, Oct. 18, 2021.

She was born Feb. 2, 1925, in Greene, Ohio, to the late John Charles and Edith Clara Mae Griffith Gouldthorpe.

Edith worked at Packard Electric in Warren, where she started on the assembly line before becoming an executive secretary. After retirement, she worked with several charities and volunteered her time to help care for others during their illnesses.

She was a lifelong member of Delightful Evangelical Congregational Church, where she served as treasurer, supported missionary activities, sang in the choir and taught Sunday school for over 60 years.

Edith married the love of her life, Richard, on March 16, 1946, and was proud of her daughter, family and heritage. She had many hobbies and stayed physically active well into her 90s. She loved reading her Bible, gardening, maintaining her home, cooking, sewing, knitting, traveling, music and volunteering with charities. She was filled with joy and was always humming and singing throughout her days.

Edith was a devoted Christian woman and a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard G. Hammond; her only daughter, Martha Jane Otte; her brothers, John Charles Gouldthorpe Jr., Gaylord Gouldthorpe and Ivan Gouldthorpe; and two sisters, Jeanne Moore and Miriam Finch.

She is survived by her grandson, Jeremy Schley of Texas.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at the Lane Funeral Home, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 N. High St., Cortland, where friends and family may call one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Pineview Memorial Park.

Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and condolences with Edith’s family.

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