Edith Pence Umphlett, 91, of Pembroke and Pearisburg, departed this life Saturday morning, March 8, 2008 at Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg. Born in Giles County on September 20, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Basil and Euna Williams Hendrickson. Edith was a devoted Christian , member of Pembroke Christian Church where she taught Sunday School for many years, and a member of Pembroke Women’s Club. She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Eugene F. Umphlett, a daughter Anita Joyce Martin, a son Gary Eugene Umphlett, two sisters Opal Powers, Betsy Hendrickson, and a brother Arleigh Hendrickson.
She leaves to cherish and love her memory a daughter and son-in-law Carolyn and Fred Hosen of Christiansburg; grandchildren Rickey and Jane Martin of Richardson, TX, Debbie and Eric Perry of Plantsville, CN, Anita and Gary Santa Maria of Farmington, CN, Michael and Deirdre Hosen of Chicago, IL; great-grandchildren Andrew and Garrett Martin, Hannah Santa Maria; and a dear and devoted friend Monica Payne Evans.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday March 11, 2008 at 11:00 AM in The Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with The Rev. E. C Redmond and The Rev. Dr. George Mullins officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.