She was born May 23, 1923, in Marshall County, Ind., to Omer Otis and Beatrice M. (VanPherson) Coldren.
Edna graduated from Laketon (IN) High School in 1941. On July 3, 1947, she married Arthur Russell Tracy. He died Feb. 17, 1976. She owned and operated Tracy’s Market in North Manchester and later worked at the deli in Lance’s New Market, North Manchester.
Edna was a member of United Methodist Church, North Manchester, a lifetime member of Women of the Moose and Order of Eastern Star. She was a former stock car driver at Warsaw Speedway and Baer Field Raceway and other area racetracks. She was an avid golfer, bowler and I.U. basketball fan.
She is survived by one son: Brett (Dawn) Tracy, South Whitley, Ind.; three daughters: Patricia Allen, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Shelly (Tracy) Gilliand, Warsaw, Ind.; and Debbie Tracy, Fort Wayne; five sisters: Beverly J. Coldren, Mentone, Ind.; Betty (Rex) Smith, Warsaw; Barbara (Jim) Stewart, North Manchester; Brenda (Larry) Landis, Wabash, Ind.; and Becky Burton, Lafayette, Ind.; three grandchildren: Josh (Ashley) Fitzgerald, Nathan (Emily) Fitzgerald, and Jordan (Megan) Allen; two step-sons: Larry (Joan) Tracy, Costa Mesa, Calif.; and Richard (Ann) Tracy, North Manchester; two step-daughters: Carol (Fred) Haw, Chicago, Ill.; and Linda (Duane) Werking, North Manchester; nine step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by an infant son; one grandchild: Tracy Lynn Allen; two brothers: William Coldren and Keith Coldren; and one sister: Carol Paul.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, and from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 W, North Manchester. Services will start at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Pastor Kevin DeKoninck and Pastor Larry Ray will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Edna Tracy, memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Foundation, 30 W. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204 in memory of her granddaughter, Tracy Lynn Allen or Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice, Inc. 1515 Providnet Dr., Suite 250, Warsaw, IN 46580.