Obituary of Edna Painter
Following a brief illness, Edna Rita Painter, 78, entered Heaven's gates on June 8, 2017. Edna was a devoted wife and mother, who had an unwavering faith in God and her religious beliefs.
Born September 24, 1938 in St. Mary's, PA, she grew up on a farm in Weedville, PA along with her 10 siblings of the Hess family. Edna shared many fond memories of her childhood, growing up with her sisters and brothers, who she kept in constant contact with until her passing.
Edna married the love of her life, Glenn A. Painter on May 5, 1955, in Altoona, PA, where they started their family. Edna and Glenn moved to Levittown, PA in 1960, and eventually settled in Beaver Dams, NY in 1966, where they raised their family of three sons and their daughter.
Edna was a healthcare professional for most of her career and spent countless hours caring for the elderly. Her profession was her passion as she cared for her clients with compassion and the respect and dignity they deserved in their final hours with their family.
Edna loved gospel music, country music, dancing, BINGO, traveling, and most of all, her family.
Edna was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Glenn A. Painter. She was also preceded in death by her first grandchild, Brandon Painter, many siblings, and later in life by her partner and companion of many years, Richard Carpenter.
Edna is survived by a daughter, Tammy Lynn (Painter)McMindes and Scott McMindes of Beaver Dams; three sons, Stephen L. Painter of Painted Post Glenn C. (Barb) Painter of South Corning, and Kevin D. Painter of Albany; thirteen grandchildren, Jessica Painter, Glenn A. Painter II, Christopher Painter, Michelle (James) Reilly, Kayla Painter (Joe), Roland Painter, Ryan Painter, Courtney Elaine McMindes (Nathan Hoffman), Nichole Marie McMindes, Alexandria Painter, Ethan Painter, Douglas Painter, and Joshua Painter; three sisters, Nancy Hess Thompson, Mildred Komatick-Eval, and Shirley Mitchell; a brother, Donald Hess; seven great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 2-4 pm at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A memorial service will follow at 4:00 pm. The Painter family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to Courtney McMindes. All donations will be presented in Edna's name to the church she has requested. To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance", please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com
Edna's family would like to express their gratitude to all of the healthcare professionals who cared for their mother during her final days.
"Go rest high upon the mountain. Your work is done here. Journey On"