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Betty Edge

June 30, 1927 — March 4, 2024

Lancaster

Betty June Edge, age 96, formerly of Lancaster, passed away on March 4, 2024, in Arkansas.  She was born on June 30, 1927, in Stitzer, Wisconsin, the daughter of John and Delphia (Budack) Novinski and had 12 siblings.  Betty was united in marriage to George H. Edge September 22, 1950, in Lancaster, Wisconsin.  George died September 5, 2014 (Just short of 64 years of marriage).  

 

Betty and George farmed for many years on a 537 acre farm in Lancaster, Wisconsin. They raised beef cattle and hogs, and milked cows. Betty helped on the farm, milked cows, helped with all the crops, and tended to a large garden. She would can produce, make jelly, baked awesome food, and made the best homemade pickles. Betty volunteered at a thrift shop two days a week after they retired from the farm. She also helped out at the United Methodist Church in Lancaster, where she was a member, serving food at funerals and special events. Betty baked a lot of great pies for the church. When she was younger she sang duets with her sister Gladys – they even sang on the radio. Betty moved to Northwest Arkansas in 2018 to live with her last remaining child Debra Raymond and her husband Garry Raymond. She quickly made friends at the Bella Vista Lutheran Church and all the members of the Pig Trail HOG (Harley Owners Group) Chapter.  She loved riding on the back of Garry’s Harley motorcycle. She was adored by the two dogs (Stormy and Harley), especially since she was adept at sneaking them treats under the table.  Betty loved to play cards with her many friends and she sincerely cherished her beloved family.

 

Betty is survived by her daughter Debra (Garry) Raymond, 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 4 step great grandchildren. She also has an additional son-in-law Charles Rice and his friend Janis Eklund, two daughters-in-law Rhonda Kitelinger and Jackie Edge, numerous nieces and nephews, one sister Judy Rapp, one sister-in-law Patricia Novinski, and a host of friends.

 

Betty is preceded in death by husband George Edge; parents Delphia and John Novinski; sons Roger and Darrell Edge; daughter Dianne Rice; sisters Marie Stich, Arlene “Sue” Lyght, Gladys Hardy, Rosemary Novinski; and brothers (all Novinski) John, Tom, Edwin, Richard, William, Jerry and Robert.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lancaster United Methodist Church in Lancaster with Pastor David Kim officiating.  Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends may call on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Lancaster is assisting the family.

 

 

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Visitation

Saturday, May 25, 2024

9:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Lancaster United Methodist Church

216 S. Monroe St., Lancaster, WI 53813

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Memorial Service

Saturday, May 25, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Lancaster United Methodist Church

216 S. Monroe St., Lancaster, WI 53813

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Burial

Saturday, May 25, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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