Edith (Pursell) Waugh

Born: 07/23/1934 Passed:

Edith (Pursell) Waugh, 86, passed away January 8, 2021. She was born July 23, 1934, to the late William and Dorothy Pursell. She was a homemaker who loved babies and taking care of them. She also enjoyed cooking, being with family, going to the beach, reading the Bible, watching musicals, and dancing and singing in private. She was a member of the Sumter Seventh-day Adventist Church in Sumter, SC.

In addition to her parents, Edith was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Leslie Waugh, Sr; son, Mark Daniel Waugh; brothers, William Pursell, Richard Pursell, and Joe Pursell; and three sisters, Dorothy Hanous, Loretta Jendrus, and Donna Bush.

She is survived by six children, Leslie (Christiane) Waugh, Jr, Wenonah Lilley, Lelia (Terry) Harris, Marchetta Waugh, Alesia (Eric) Psolla, and Mark (JoAlyce) Waugh; daughter-in-law, Anne Waugh; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and sister, Karen Parks.

A drop-in memorial service will be held at the VFW Post 9904 in North Canton, OH, on Friday, January 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


4 Tributes to Edith (Pursell) Waugh

  1. Evelyn Crosier says:

    Edith was a sweet and kind person. I send my sympathy to her friends and family.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you Evelyn for remembering Mom and us it means a lot. Alesia

    • Alesia Psolla says:

      Sometimes it is difficult to believe Mom is gone. I spent the last 9 months unable to have a real visit with her at the NH because of covid19 regulations. Most of that time there were no face to face visits and there were never any hugs. Every window visit or 6 foot masked visit ended in heart breaking tears because of the mandated separation. My Mom needed hugs and love from her children, grand children, and great grandchildren. In the end the separation did not save her it just gave her less to live for. Mom I love you and am sorry for the loneliness you endured these past 9 months. I hope you heard me when I told you, through the mask, in your last hours of life that all your children love you! You raised seven children and deserved to be with them in your last months of life. You are loved and missed.

  2. Bonnie Lake says:

    My grandmother was a loving person despite her many trials in life. I will miss her deeply but take comfort in knowing I will see her again in heaven and that all her earthly suffering is over.

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