July 26, 1920 – October 8, 2011
Edna Mae Andenucio, 91, passed away October 8, 2011. Born July 26, 1920, to Lucias T. Plumlee and Flora Louise Dwyer Plumlee in Joplin, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father Al Gollen and siblings, Glen Plumlee, Irene Brady, and Imogene Masquelier. As a young child, Edna moved with her family to Pittsburg, Kansas, where she graduated from Pittsburg High School. She came to Pueblo to live with her mother during World War II and met Mike Andenucio. They were married nearly 62 years at the time of his death in 2007. Edna is survived by her loving children, daughter, Marilyn Antenucci, and son, Mickey Andenucio; grandchildren, Joshua Ladd, Tiffany (Dan) Steiner, great-granddaughter, Skylar Steiner, and former son-in-law, Skip Ladd; nephew, John (Corkey) Plumlee, Pittsburg, Kansas, great-niece, Kelli (Brad) McPhail, Overbrook, Kansas; sister-in-law, Carrie Andenucio; niece and nephews, Joanna, Joseph, Anthony (Ginger) Andenucio of Pueblo; and extended family in California. Edna’s love of textiles and fashion, combined with a strong business sense, led to the successful establishment of the Marilyn Kay Style Shop in 1956. Her thriving business was featured in the New York City publication of Women’s Wear Daily. When Edna sold her shop in 1967, she continued her study with Jehovah’s Witnesses; became baptized in 1968 and was a member of the Lakeview Congregation. This association fulfilled a deep spiritual longing because she appreciated the truth found in the Bible – that mankind will not be plagued forever by sickness and death, and that one day she will receive a resurrection to life on earth. Edna was proud of her Irish heritage and her pioneering people. Her Grandfather, Edward Dwyer, immigrated with his parents from County Cork, Ireland, in 1853. He homesteaded a section of land and ranched in Las Animas County where her mother was born. Edna’s paternal family helped establish Berryville, Arkansas, in 1832. A loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother with a keen sense of humor, Edna also believed in the ethical treatment of all people and always demonstrated a sense of fair play in dealing with her family, friends, or customers. Special thanks to Dr. Phillip Woods, physician and friend, and his staff. In lieu of food and flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Young officiating. Private family inurnment.