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Marian Wilson Edison

Marian Wilson Edison of West Grove, PA, age 91, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday December 3, 2017.

Marian was born in 1926 on the family farm in Scott County, IA to Alvin W. and Carrie B. Wilson.

She grew up in Davenport, Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University (B.S. in Chemistry) in 1948. Upon graduation, Marian moved to Wilmington, DE where she worked for E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co. as a research chemist. She married Dr. David H. Edison in 1961. Shortly after their marriage, the couple moved to Signal Mountain, TN where their three children were born. They returned to Delaware in 1973 to make their home in Hockessin, DE. She also worked for Hopper Soliday of Kennett Square as a broker’s assistant.  She enjoyed following the stock market, sewing and gardening. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She was predeceased by her husband Dr. David H. Edison. She is survived by her three children, Dr. James A. Edison and his wife Susan of Columbus, OH, Michael D. Edison of Hockessin, DE, and Susan E. Church and her husband Kevin of Houston, TX; five grandchildren, David K. Edison, Margaret E. Edison, Andrew A. Edison, Ashley E. Church, and Erin M. Church.

In lieu of flowers please send a contribution in Marian’s name to Willow Tree Hospice, 616 East Cypress St. Kennett Square, PA 19348.

Funeral Services

Interment will be private.


    Joyce Bischoff lit a candle and writes,
    My thoughts and prayers go out the James, Michael, Susan and the rest of their family! I had no idea that Marian was still living at Jenner's Pond until a couple of days ago. I am sure that this will be a challenging time for all of you and I wish you the very best as you work your way through the challenges ahead.
    12/09/2017 10:38 pm

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