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Edith Halpin Mingus
Born in Illinois
87 years
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     This memorial website was created to remember Edith L. Halpin Mingus who was born in Illinois on February 2, 1921 and passed away on December 7, 2008. She will live forever in our memories and hearts.

     Edith L. Halpin Mingus, 87, of Phoenix, AZ, formerly of Peoria, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 10:01 a.m. on Sunday, December 7, 2008, at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn in Scottsdale, AZ.

     Edith was born in Minonk, a daughter of Nelson and Mary (Wagner) Hewitt. She married Glen Halpin on January 7, 1940 in Iowa. He preceded her in death on April 1, 1969. She married Samuel Mingus on June 14, 1972 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on April 13, 1995. She was also preceded in death by her parents; sisters: Pearl, Marie and Joy; and brothers: Jim, Bob and Paul.

     A long time resident of Peoria, two years ago she moved to Phoenix to be with her daughter, Glenna (Don) Adamson; granddaughter, Amy Guinnip and great-grandsons, Nathan and Jacob Guinnip. She is also survived by her sisters, Betty Allen of Canton and Grace (Wild Bill) Noble of Gilbert, AZ; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

     Edith was a graduate of Bradley University in Peoria and taught in primary grade schools in the Peoria area for over thirty years.

     She was a member of Fellowship Bible Church in Peoria. One of her greatest joys in life was to share the truth of God’s word and the love of Jesus with children, through the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Illinois programs, which she was involved in for over twenty years and was a Certified Child Evangelism Teacher.

     Edith enjoyed flower gardening, walking her dog, traveling, listening to hymns and studying the bible. She also collected dolls, antique china and dishes, bells and Avon products.

     She loved hosting Good News Club at her home, visiting her relatives and attending activities at her church. She loved sharing her faith in Christ, teaching and spending time with others, especially children.

     She was a very generous woman, who could always be found laughing and smiling. Edith was loved and will be missed.

     Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 14, 2008, at the Fellowship Bible Church in Peoria, with Pastor Roger Bowers officiating. A committal service and interment will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 15, 2008, at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Illinois, 708 E. Archer, Peoria, IL 61603.

     Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home in Peoria.


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Niece Carla
I idolized my Aunt Edith.  She had a beautiful home, she always looked gorgeous, and I loved the way she talked and laughed.  I wanted to be just like her when I grew up.  She took care of me often when I was a child and would drive all the way to Bloomington to take me to the big city of Peoria to stay with her.  She even let me stay in her basement apartment once all by myself which was pretty awesome when I had to share a room with two sisters at home.    Aunt Edie taught vacation bible school and one summer she cooked a fish which we all shared as she told us the story about Jesus sharing fish and bread.  The very day before I began third grade Aunt Edith magically appeared at my house with new dresses for me when all I had to wear were hand-me-downs.  In 1986 my only child was born and Aunt Edith visited us and presented me with the blanket she wrapped me in when I was a baby.  I only wish I could be half as wonderful as she and I hope she will save a place for me. 
Linda Robertson

Aunt Edith was one of a kind aunt.She was always prasing the Lord and counting her blessings. She always enjoyed coming back to her childhood home in Farmington,IL and have holiday dinners with her family. She love to bake, cook and make gingerbread cookies with her great nieces. She thought it was so wonderful to be an aunt but a Great Aunt was really special in her eyes. I will miss her laugh, smile and all the wise wisdom she would give  you when asked.She is in heaven now with her precious Lord and Savior and what a wonderful reunion she is having I can only imagine the excitement she must have felt.She will really be missed. 


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