Edith Estelle Sterling York was born in Stuart, Oklahoma on August 19, 1926 to John & Pearl Sterling. On September 13, 1945 she married Kermit E. York in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. They were married 53 years when he passed on January 6, 1998. She was a housewife and raised their 4 children and then went to work at the Farmers Home Administration, where she retired in 1988. She gave loving, devoted care to her husband for the next 10 years, until he passed. Edith passed to her heavenly home on January 6, 2018, exactly 20 years to the day after her husband passed.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother & great grandmother to her entire family. She was very happy & fun loving, a great blessing to be with for all her friends & family. Her joy was spending sweet times with her family & playing the game Farkle. Our family has many great memories with our precious Mom, Grandma, & Grammie.
She was the matriarch of our family and the greatest example of a truly faithful woman of God. She accepted Christ at a young age, read His Word and was a great prayer warrior. She attended Spring Creek Assembly of God Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. She knew and loved her pastors and many of her church family.
She is survived by 2 sons and 2 daughters, Dale York & his wife Trudy of Lewisville, Texas, Linda DeArman & her husband Elvis of Newnan, Georgia, Patsy Carder & her husband Lee of Edmond, Oklahoma and Terry York & his wife Janet of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Also 11 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Edith passed in "the peace that passes all understanding" to the arms of her loving Lord on January 6, 2018, surrounded by her loving family and all 4 of her children.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening January 10th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond. Her funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Spring Creek Assembly of God Church located at 1600 E. 15th Street, Edmond, Oklahoma 73013. Interment will be that afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Paoli Cemetery, Paoli, Oklahoma.
Published on January 9, 2018