Edith L. Hanshew

                                                   ┌── John Tyler Hanshewc1845-1925 
                        ┌── David Bittle Hanshew ──┤
                        │    1882-1950             │
                        │                          └── Margaret Lurinda Hubble
                        │                               1850-1941 
Edith L. Hanshew ───────┤
B: 1922                 │                          ┌── China Enoch Bales
D: 2006                 │                          │
                        └── Beulah Gay Bales ──────┤
                             1890-1981             │
                                                   └── Sarah Catherine Umbarger
M: Donald E. Stephenson

Edith L. Hanshew     [ID 12559] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jan 31 1922, Marion, Smyth County, Virginia.1,2,3  

She married Donald E. Stephenson, 1939.2  


David D. Stephenson; married Germaine --.
Donna P. Stephenson; married Roland Schrader.

Edith L. Hanshew died Mar 13 2006, Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida; age 84.2,3  

Edith's obituary was published in the "Smyth County News & Messenger" (Smyth County, Virginia) on March 18, 2006:2


Edith L. Stephenson, 84, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Monday, March 13, 2006, at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla.  

She was born in Marion on Jan. 31, 1922 to the late David Bittle Hanshew and Beulah Bales Hanshew and had resided in Nebo until around 1938.  She married Donald E. Stephenson in 1939 and lived in numerous locations due to his line of work.  She was an active volunteer at her church for many years and will be greatly missed by all her friends and family who dearly loved her.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Stephenson, and a grandson, Roland R. Schrader Jr.  

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, David D. and Germaine Stephenson of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one daughter and son-in-law, Donna P. and Roland Schrader of Warrington, Pa.; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Robert Hanshew, Randolph Hanshew and Donald and Mae Hanshew, all of Ceres, five grandchildren, Rebecca and Jeff Stokes of Horsham, Pa., Tracie Harrison of Canton, Ohio, Lori and Dan Higgins of Warminster, Pa., Candace and Jerry Ziegler of Deltona, Fla., and Charles Stephenson of St. Petersburg, Fla.; seven great-grandchildren; and four sisters-in-law, Hortence Hanshew Rodriquez of Tampa, Fla., Betty Hanshew South of Dresher, Pa., Virginia Nelson of Pinellas Park, Fla., and Zona Huff Swartz of Connellsville, Pa.  

Funeral services were held Friday morning, March 17, 2006, from the Bradley's Funeral Home Chapel.  The Rev. RuthAnne Henley officiated the ceremony.  Interment followed in the Zion Methodist Church Cemetery in Nebo.  

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.bradleysfh.com.  Memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Palce, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  

The family received friends Friday morning, March 17, 2006, at the funeral home.  

Bradley's Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Social Security information for Edith L. Hanshew: 188-44-3059


  1. 1930 census, Olympia Precinct, Smyth County, Virginia; roll T626-2461, ED 11, page 4B, line #70, dwelling #69, family #76.
  2. Obituary of Edith L. Stephenson, "Smyth County News & Messenger", Mar 18 2006; "Obituary Collection", http://www.ancestry.com.
  3. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm

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