Edna Mae Hartschuh passed away on September 6, 2021, at age 100. Edna was born January 15, 1921, in Akron, Ohio to Guy and Effie Marsh Boggs. She grew up in Kenmore, where she met the love of her life, Lester Hartschuh. They had been married for almost 70 years when he passed away on August 1, 2012.
Edna began working for Ohio Bell in 1940 and held a variety of jobs which led her to the personnel division. In the 1960’s, she was one of the few women in personnel management. By the time she retired in 1982, she was managing benefits offices in the Eastern region of Ohio. A note she received upon retirement praised her “personal dedication and numerous accomplishments…”, a sentiment that described Edna in anything she did – always a hard worker, going above and beyond what was expected of her. How appropriate that she passed away on Labor Day!
Upon retirement, Edna began working in the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens gift shop and became a member of the Stan Hywet Auxiliary Board. She worked tirelessly in the gift shop for many years, rising to become manager (as a volunteer) and giving over 15,000 hours of dedication to the shop.
Edna and Lester moved to Bath in 1953. Edna chaired the volunteer committee that compiled the Bath Directory and was named Bath Citizen of the Year by the Bath Grange. Edna was also a longtime member of Goss Memorial Church, Haven of Rest Auxiliary Board, and K.I.S.S. Quilt Guild.
She loved and excelled at needlework. She was the consummate cook, baker and hostess, planning church receptions and hosting gatherings at home for family and friends. But perhaps her favorite role was as doting grandmother, always there when her grandsons needed her. An avid sports fan, she followed the athletic pursuits of her sons and grandsons at every opportunity.
Edna was predeceased by her husband Lester, son Wayne, and siblings Opal Evans, Virginia Smith and Guy Boggs. She is survived by her son Gordon Hartschuh (Sue), grandsons Ryan Hartschuh (Betsy) and Jonathan, great-grandchildren Audrey, Claire and Drew Hartschuh, and daughter-in-law Karen Hartschuh. Edna was aided through her last years by wonderful caregivers Grace, Faith, Cathy, Dijana, Lenora and many others. The family is beyond grateful for their compassionate and excellent care of her.
Visitation will be held on Monday, September 13, 2021 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Bacher-Moore Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Rd. in Norton, followed by a memorial service. Due to Covid-19 concerns, the family requests that all guests wear a face covering while inside. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Edna’s memory to Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, Haven of Rest Women’s Auxiliary, or the charity of your choice.
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