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Obituary: Kathleen J. Edwards R.N., Columbus

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Kathleen J. Edwards, R.N., 65, of North County Road 600W, died at 1:50 a.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Kathy received her nursing degree in 2001 and was employed at Columbus Regional Hospital for 10 years. As a caring mother, Nana, sister and friend, she enjoyed being with loved ones. Whether on vacation in Panama City Beach, huddled together around a camp fire, or at a simple dinner at home, spending time with family and friends was important to Kathy.

Funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church with Father Clem Davis officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Born in Indianapolis Oct. 7, 1948, Kathy was the daughter of Emil Joseph Spanik and Margaret Shea Spanik. She married Michael L. Edwards Nov. 28, 1964.

Survivors include her mother, of Indianapolis; her husband; a son, Michael J. (Kelley) Edwards, Columbus, IN; a daughter, Jennifer (Larry) Meade, Columbus, IN; brothers, Michael (Liz) Spanik, Washington, and Dennis (Edna) Spanik, Indianapolis, IN; sisters, Mary (Pat) Smith of Indianapolis, Patricia Perry of Columbus, IN, Karen Spanik of Indianapolis, IN, and Ellen Kopetsky of Indianapolis, IN; granddaughters, Lauren Meade, Riley Meade, Claire Edwards and Carly Edwards; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father.

You may view her video tribute after 4 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.

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