Edith Odetta Lee Awbrey

August 29, 1916December 16, 2012

Edith Odetta Awbrey, 96, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2012.

She was born on August 29, 1916 in Brazil to Clifford Lee and Dora Bunton Lee.

A 1935 graduate of Ben Davis High School, she had been a sales clerk for W.H. Block & Company in Indianapolis and retired as a file clerk from Wabash Life Insurance Company.

Mrs. Awbrey was a member of Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women and served as a Communion Steward.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Mabel Milhous, Albert Lee, Clarence Lee and Naomi Stanley; a great-granddaughter, Brittany Booth; and her husband of 68 years, Charles R. Awbrey.

Surviving are her son, Gerald R. Awbrey and wife Jerry Jo of Sheridan; a daughter, Charlene Fugate and husband Tom of Indianapolis; six grandchildren, Lisa Cabral, Eric R. Awbrey, J. Bradford Burkman, Scott A. Booth, MaryEsther Gworek and Kristina R. Stinson; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11 A.M. at Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Simpson Street, with Dr. P.T. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Coatesville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 22, 2012 from 10 A.M. until service time at the church.

Memorials in Edith’s name may be directed to Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Simpson Street, Greencastle, Indiana 46135.

Mrs. Awbrey was an avid gardener and enjoyed all needle works.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 22, 2012

Edith Odetta Lee Awbrey

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December 20, 2012

Jerry, We are so sorry for your loss.
Thinking of you and sending prayers
John and Edie Purcell