|Birth: ||May 19, 1916|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 11, 2010|
Edythe Rebecca Shinn Calland of Easton, Pa. went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010.
Her lifetime scripture verse was found in Deuteronomy 13:6. "I will never leave you nor forsake you." This gave her comfort during her lifetime.
Edythe was born in Rancocas on May 19, 1916 and lived in the Rancocas area until 2001, when she moved to Easton, Pa. with her daughter and son-in-law.
She was an active member of the Rancocas Methodist Church for 75 years, teaching Sunday School and Bible School for 50 years.
Edythe was a 4H leader, Women's Christian Temperance Union member, PTA member and president, and volunteered to make the best candied sweet potatoes for the Rancocas Firehouse dinners.
During her working years, she was a secretary for the TB League in Burlington, also engineers at RCA in Cherry Hill, and then was employed by the Willingboro School System setting up the offices in the new schools. After the schools were opened, she went to work as the secretary for the business administrator for 22 years before retiring in 1983.
Edythe's hobbies were reading, decorating for special occasions, painting on wood and oils on canvas, crafts, and helping her family and anyone else who needed a hand.
She was a loving wife of Edward G. Calland, who preceded her in death in 2000. They were married for 64 years.
Edythe is survived by two daughters, Sandra Gentry and her husband, Kenneth of Hurlock, Md., and Carol Lamb and her husband, Frank of Williams Township, Pa. She also is survived by six married grandchildren: Kenneth Gentry Jr. and Holly, John Gentry and Lisa, Edward Lamb and Dr. Elizabeth, Lynn Gentry Farr and Jeffrey, Michael Lamb and Taryn, and Laura Lamb Botwin and Andrew. Edythe lived to welcome 15 great-grandchildren: David, Jessica, Grayson, and James Gentry, Cody, Ryan, Abby and Macy Lynn Farr, Althea, Kyla, Payce, Timothy and Dashl Lamb, Jack and Hunter Botwin.
Also surviving are Edythe's sister, Ruth Potter of Annapolis; her brother, Roy and his wife, Betty of Glens Falls, N.Y., and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Perinchief Chapels, 438 High St., Mount Holly. Interment will be held privately. Friends may call on Saturday at the funeral home from 12 p.m. until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Edythe to Saint Luke's VNA Hospice, 1510 Valley Center Parkway, Suite 200, Bethlehem, PA 18017, or Calvary Baptist Church, Building Fund, 111 Dewberry Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18017.
Perinchief Chapels, Mount Holly
Burlington County Times, February 17, 2010
Created by: ResrchH630
Record added: Mar 16, 2010
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