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Edith Caroline Sursa

On Dec. 30, 2006, Edith Caroline Sursa went home to be with her Lord 
and Savior. She had been ill and bedfast for the last nine months. She 
was the cornerstone of her family and will be greatly missed by her 
family and friends. However, her family realizes that she was joyously 
welcomed home by her Savior and those family and friends that preceded her 
in death. 

Edith was born on May 30, 1920, to Albert E. and Cora Culli in Mt. Vernon. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert E. and Cora Culli; two sisters, 
Dorothy Culli and Alice Harpole; two brothers, Edwin and Virgil Culli; and one 
infant son. 

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Edward L. Sursa of Mt. Vernon; 
three sons, Edward W. Sursa and wife Sheila of Corbin, Ky., Tommy Ray Sursa and 
wife Mary Jane of Dix, and Don Neal Sursa of Pekin; and one daughter, Debra Ellen 
Moser and fiance Danny Scarber of Mt. Vernon; eleven grandchildren; thirteen 
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was a member of Bakerville Free Will Baptist Church for 69 years and was 
active as a Sunday School teacher and choir member during that time. 

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Johnston Funeral Home in 
Mt. Vernon. Visitation will be at Bakerville Free Will Baptist Church 
on Route 37 South of Mt. Vernon on Tuesday, Jan. 2 from 6 p.m. on. The 
funeral service will be on Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 1 p.m. at the Bakerville 
Free Will Church with Rev. Bob Stone and Rev. Russell Wolfe officiating. Burial 
will be in Old Union Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. In lieu of flowers, the family asks 
that donations be made to the Bakerville Free Will Baptist Church for the Edith 
Caroline Sursa Memorial Bell Tower fund. 


Date: 3 Jan 2007
Source: Register-News
Submitted by; Robert W. Loman 
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