Edith Vera Newman Love, age 88, passed away on November 12, 2012 at her home in Manchester, Tennessee with her daughter, friends and family by her side.
Mrs. Love was born September 26, 1924 in Thornton Heath, Surrey, England to her parents, the late William John Newman and Camelia Freida Newman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hollis Gordon Love and brother, Ronald William Newman. Edith met her husband, Gordon, in London, England in 1944 when she was assigned as a civilian to work with Gordon’s U.S. Army Signal Corps unit operating teletype machines immediately prior to D-Day.
They were married in July 1945 at St. Lawrence Church in Morden, Surrey, England. She arrived in the United States on April 1, 1946 aboard the USS President Tyler. She was a homemaker and a member of the St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church in Tullahoma, TN where she was active in the Order of the Daughters of the King. She was also a long-time member of the Manchester FCE Club; she was involved in Girl Scout activities for over 20 years; and she was a member of the Girl’s Night Out Quilting Society in Tullahoma. Edith enjoyed reading, quilting, sewing and needlework.
Mrs. Love is survived by her daughter, Linda Marie Love of Manchester, TN; sister-in-law, Pam Newman of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England; niece, Carole Newman Hopkins of Bengio, Hertfordshire, England; nephews, Paul Newman of Colchester, Essex, England and Derek (Sharon) Newman of Edmonton, London, England; and a host of other relatives in England and friends.
Visitation will be on Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church in Tullahoma with the Funeral Service to follow at 2:00 p.m.
Burial will be at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the St. Barnabas’ Restoration Fund; the Mary E. Norton Chapter of the Daughters of the King at St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church; the St. Barnabas’ Outreach Activities or the Manchester Public Library.
Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME of Manchester, TN.