Edith A. Heston, 86, of Newcomerstown, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (Feb. 20, 2010) at Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Newcomerstown.

She was born July 19, 1923, in Etowah, Tenn., daughter of the late Charles and Flora (Smith) Wilson.

She was a member of the Word of Life Ministry of West Lafayette.

She began working at the age of 15 at Sportswear Hosery Mill. She was employed by them on two different occasions and many other places. After she divorced the father of her two daughters, she came to Massillon on Jan. 3, 1953. While living in Massillon, she was employed by Bloomfields Dress Factory as an inspector on two different occasions. She also worked 13 months for Echo. She worked for 10 years at Posture Pedic Bedsprings. In 1964, she moved to Newcomerstown. She worked for Edmonts Glove Factory in Coshocton. She also worked at Kurz-Kasch for 10 years. Edith had her life story published in a book called, "Smokey Mountain Dreams."

Her hobbies were taking photographs, making movies of her friends and family, camping, and being a good wife to her husband, Raymond Heston. They were married Nov. 11, 1967.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Bobbie Lee Burger; one brother, Herman Wilson; and one stepson, Raymond Dean Heston.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Morris of Ocean Springs, Miss., and Shirley Cooper of Aiken, S.C.; one stepdaughter, Sue Slasor of Kimbolton; three grandsons, Donald Ray (Brenda) Dunn of Ocean Springs, Miss., Todd (Christine) Stewart of New Philadelphia and Sean (Teresa) Stewart of Newcomerstown; five great-grandchildren, Ryan and Jessica Dunn, both of Ocean Springs, Miss., Nicole (Stacie) Barker of Newcomerstown, Jessica Stewart of Gnadenhutten and Brianna Stewart of New Philadelphia; one great-great-granddaughter, Alyssa Barker of Newcomerstown; two step-granddaughters, Rayline (Joe) Forshey of Kimbolton and Tricia Jo (Mark) Brenner of San Diego, Calif.; 10 step-great-grandchildren, Randall Dean Forshey, Carter Joseph Forshey, Samantha Elaine Brenner, Zachry Charles Brenner, Brad (Angel) Ophille, Shelly (Travis) Stanton, Mike Ophille, Tina (Doug) Freetage, Vernon (Saemi) Elliott and Nicole West; six step-great-great-grandchildren, Josh Ophille, Morgan Ophille, Camden Stanton, Josie Stanton, Ashlyn Freetage and Ciriah Elliott; one sister, Francis (Harold) Wilson of Aiken, S.C.; and close friends, Willie McMillon of Chatanooga, Tenn., and Pam Stewart of Gnadenhutten.

Funeral services were Feb. 23, 2010, at the Addy Funeral Home, Newcomerstown. Pastor Carl Cutlip officiated.

Burial was in West Lawn Cemetery, Newcomerstown.

Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.addyfuneralhome.com.