Edith Mabel Showalter

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Edith Mabel Showalter

Edith Mabel Showalter Edith Mabel Showalter, 99 of 115 Cook Street in Princeton, West Virginia departed this life on Saturday, August 4th, 2018 at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton.
Born July 26th, 1919 in Princeton. She was the ninth child born to the late Floyd Rush Gardner and Gracie Edith Harmon Gardner. As a young child, Edith accepted and dedicated her life to Christ. She was born, raised, and fulfilled her Christian experience at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Princeton.
Edith was a domestic engineer, and top chef. She was a mother to many, mom to some, Mama Eddie to some, and Nanna to all. Most of all, she would tell it like it was. A few of her favorite lines was "Don't buy the cow if you can get the milk for free." & "Don't Cuss, Call Us." Her favorite songs were Dance with my Father by Luther Vandross and Going Up Yonder.
At the age of 21, Edith married the late William Thomas Showalter, and from this union, she had six children. William Leon Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada, Floyd Wesley (Josie) of Navarre, Florida, James Edward (Sharon) of Bluefield, Grace Showalter- Cobb (Johnny), Fredrick Charles (Melva), Pamela Palmer, all of Princeton.
She was preceded in death by her late Husband William, seven sisters Pansy Banks, Ruth Gardner, Emmergene Hewitt, Elsie Clark, Lila Gardner, Lucille Gardner, and Bernice Spicer; six brothers Robert Gardner, Floyd Gardner, Pastel Gardner, William Gardner, Cloyd Gardner, and Leonard Gardner; daughter-in-law Bambi, Two great-granddaughters, Kylie & Quanza, and one great-grandson Christopher.
Survivors include 28 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great- grandchildren; One Aunt, Sadie Harmon of Princeton; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews; and numerous special friends. Last but not least, Special granddaughters Kiayah Cobb and Shaunita Gore-Cobb, and great-grandson Jonathan Vaughan.
A Homegoing Celebration will be held Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 12:00 Noon at Seaver Funeral Service in Princeton with Bishop Dwight M. Palmer officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Bluefield, WV.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until the service hour on Saturday.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.seaverfuneralservice.com.
Published on August 9, 2018
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