Our dear mother, Edna Schmachtenberger, was born June 29, 1928 in Arvada, Colorado, to Faye and Edna Ward. She passed away on April 20, 1998, after a lengthy illness.

Edna was a loving, gentle Mom who taught us so much about compassion, patience and unselfish love. We will always be grateful for her sacrifices as a mother and her tender loving care as a grandmother. As one of Jehovah's Witnesses, Edna was able to give much of her time and energy helping others learn about the beautiful hope of living forever on a paradise earth, as Jehovah God has promised in His word, the Bible.Edna is survived by her children, Linda Kay Schmachtenberger, Kathryn Ann Schmachtenberger, James Alan Schmachtenberger (Leslie), Patricia Lynne Kiel (B. J.), Gary Edward Schmachtenberger (Sara); grandchildren, Tracy Lynn (Chris), Shanie Olene, Wendy Lynne, Amie Leigh, Jennifer Lynne, Jessica Ann, Sydney Anne and Paul Edward; great-grandson, Andrew Tyler; sister, Della Jane Hewlett; and brother, William Henry Ward.

Our family would like to express our sincere appreciation and thanks to our many friends and the Hospice Program for helping us during this extremely difficult time.

Memorial service will be held at the Sandy Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 9936 South 300 East, Sandy, Utah, Friday, April 24, 1998

at 7 p.m.

T 4/22 N 4/22