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Edith A. Dady
Edith A. Dady, 81, of Streator passed away Sunday evening (December 27, 2020) in her home surrounded by family.
Following cremation, visitation will be held Saturday (July 24, 2021) from 10 AM until 12noon at the Winterrowd Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 12noon at the funeral home. A private family burial will be at the Long Point Cemetery.
Edith was born on March 5, 1939, in Streator to William and Reeva (Gourley) Decker. In 1960, she married Richard Camp who preceded her in death in August of 1969. She later married Donald Dady on February 25, 1972. He survives.
Also surviving are son, Matthew (Trisha Pozil-Camp) Camp of Valparaiso, IN and their sons; Ethan Camp, Tresten Pozil and Damian Frost; daughter, Mary Suzanne (Christopher) Eckerman of Madison, WI; sisters, Darlene Budde of Flanagan and Beverly Riegert of Bark River, MI.
She is preceded in death by her parents, 1st husband Richard and sister Mary Hasselbring.
Edith graduated from Woodland High School in 1957. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1960 and master’s degree in 1966 from Illinois State University. Edith retired from Streator High School in 2002 as a home economics teacher after 28 years. She was a life-long member of the Central Church of Christ.
Memorials may be made in her name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Cancer Division or the Shriners Children’s Hospital.
There are no words to explain what Edith meant to so many people. She was the most kind soul I had ever met. I am sending sympathy and prayers to her family and those she touched in so many ways. Rest in peace my dear friend.
Ada Jul 23 2021 12:00 AM
My deepest sympathy goes out to Don, Matt, Suzie, and Edith sisters and other relatives and her friends. She touched so many lives. She may have slipped quietly away, but her absence will be felt by many.
Edith Dady was one of a kind. I was lucky enough to know her as a neighbor and friend for close to 48 years. We spent time together, and I realized she was different. It was as if she was put here to help others. She was always delivering food or repairing or making a garment or helping out with a church function or a club project. She did not shy away from work. She gave of her time freely and always seemed to enjoy it.
When I asked her for a favor, like to look after my son when he was young, so I could go to the dentist, she would say, "Bring him over now and I'll feed him lunch and he can play here till you get done." I had told her my appointment was at 2 PM. It was 10 AM then. No matter what it was, if you asked her for a little, you got a lot. If I mentioned I had moles in the yard, she walked to her garage and handed me what I needed. If she found something that worked well with her plants, she told me about it and ordered some for me too. Edith always accepted any sewing project and even when there was no hurry, she did it immediately. When we were both seriously ill, she continued to bring food to my house. There was no stopping her.
As a teacher, she loved her work and was devoted to her students. She was thrilled when her path crossed with a former student. She looked forward to times spent with her teaching friends after retirement.
As a church member, she was dedicated and willing to help in so many ways. I know she played her part in the Bethlehem Walk almost every year with the exception of this last year or two due to health issues. Edith assisted in preparing and serving meals for families in the church hall. After my husband died I called her get ideas of places we could go for a funeral dinner because all of the places to which we would have gone were unavailable. She told me she would take care of it. In just a few minutes she returned my call and told me we were welcome to use the hall at Central Church of Christ. Edith told me she would see to everything regarding that, and she did. Ask for an inch, get a mile. That was the Edith Dady I knew.
Edith laughed easily and often. She was always welcoming and inclusive. I have so many warm memories of her counsel and her wisdom. She was always willing to listen and brainstorm solutions. There was a never-ending list of people on her prayer list. She knew their situations and prayed for them. She gave her time, service, her food, and her prayers for so many. I told her more than once, "Edith, you are an angel on earth." Now I truly believe she is receiving her just reward for all the good she has done. I will miss her dearly, but I am happy for her and happy she was in my life.
Barb Wargo Jan 4 2021 12:00 AM