Julia E. Edwards, 89, of Wood River, passed away at 11:04 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis.
She was born July 10, 1925, in Terre Haute, Ind., the daughter of the late Alvin and Lulu (Crumley) Carlton.
She married James L. Edwards. He survives.
Julia was a homemaker most of her life. She was a member of the Wood River VFW Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed crocheting.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by nine children, five stepchildren, 31 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, a grandson, two brothers and a sister, Josephine McClain.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until services at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015, at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto with Pastor Clyde E. Myers officiating.
Graveside services will be at 10:15 a.m. Friday, July 10, at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.
Memorials may be made to the Cottage Hills Baptist Church.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.