Edna Pauline York (87)

Geneseo, Illinois
Birth: September 26, 1933
Death: July 16, 2021

Edna Pauline York, 87, of Geneseo, Illinois, died Friday, July 16, 2021, at Hillcrest Home in Geneseo. She was born September 26, 1933, in Mill Shoals, Illinois, the daughter of Elmer and Emma (Williams) Prince. She married Chelsea Carl York in 1950, in Mill Shoals, and he preceded her in death on September 12, 2016.

Edna attended the Enfield High School and went on to attend two years of college. She worked as a bookkeeper for the East Moline School District, wrote taxes for the State of Illinois for over 25 years, and owned her own accounting firm, Edna’s Tax Service in Silvis, Illinois. Upon her retirement, she relocated to Colona, Illinois, along the Rock River. She was a member of the WWII Veterans Women’s Organization. Some of her favorite pastimes were gardening, quilting and doll making.

Survivors include daughter Christine (Dean) Talbot of Grand Junction, Colorado; granddaughters Stephanie (Jim) Adamson and Katherine (Denny) McFadden; great-grandchildren Alexandria Adamson, Jacob Adamson, and Brody McFadden; sister-in-law Janice Prince; nephews Randy Prince, Michael York; nieces Carmen (Kenny) Rocket, Kathy York Rathert; cousins Beatrice Garrett, Karen (Bill) Lewis, Jan (Bill) Horn, Ron (Jackie) Williams, Marge Britton, Doyle Prince, Billy Prince, and Ed Prince.

She is preceded in death by her parents; son Daniel York; brother Tom Prince; sisters Marie Prince Travelstead, and Mary Lou Prince Williams.

A visitation and memorial service will be August 6, 2021, at Ashland Christian Church near Mill Shoals, Illinois. Visitation is at 10:30 am, and service is at 11:00 am. Burial will be in Enfield Cemetery in Enfield, Illinois.

In addition to the burial of Edna’s cremated remains, her husband’s cremated remains, and her son’s cremated remains will also be buried alongside her in Enfield Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted for both Chelsea York and Daniel York.

Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi, Illinois, is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation: Ashland Christian Church, Mill Shoals, Illinois - August 6, 2021 - 10:30 to 11:00 am
Service: Ashland Christian Church, Mill Shoals, Illinois - August 6, 2021 - 11:00 am
Burial: Enfield Cemetery, Enfield, Illinois with military rites for her husband, Chelsea and son, Daniel

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