Edna Triese Dempsey, 93, Wabash, died at 11:50 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, at her home. She was born June 10, 1927, in Wabash, to Samuel Rhoads and June (Hodson) Poth.
Edna married Ernest Dempsey in Wabash, on Feb. 9, 1946; he died June 1, 1977. She was a retired certified nursing assistant, and had worked at Wabash Healthcare. She attended the Wabash First Church of God. Edna enjoyed sewing, drawing, flower gardening, watching game shows, crossword puzzles, and dancing. She loved God and loved her family.
She is survived by three children, Clayton L. (Sandra) Dempsey of Lebanon, Tenn.; George R. (Keiko) Dempsey of Portland, Tenn.; and Melissa (Gary) Sluss of Wabash, several grandchildren including Matthew Sluss, Andrew Sluss, and Zachary Sluss, and several great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, son, Ronnie Lee Dempsey, and several brothers and sisters.
Graveside services and burial will be private at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.