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Mary Edwards

September 27, 1953 — June 17, 2019

Mary A. Behnke Edwards, 65, of Carmi, passed away on June 17, 2019 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN.  She was born on September 27, 1953 in Carmi, the daughter of Harold and Kathrine (Wright) Behnke.  She married Bruce Edwards on June 27, 1981 and he survives.

Mary was Secretary and Co-Owner of Tri-State Butane.  She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed animals, swimming and eating fried fish (especially her Dad’s).  She loved her family, friends and helping others.  She especially loved and enjoyed her grandchildren.  Her life was filled with laughter.

She is survived by her husband, Bruce; daughter, Lindsay Edwards and her children, Mayci and Kyzen Edwards; step-son, Jason Edwards and his children, Skylar Edwards, Makenzie Edwards, Peyten Edwards and Mitchell Edwards; brother Bill (Sharon) Behnke; sister, Linda (Paul) Hayse and several nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her first husband, Rusty Meier.

As per her wishes, her body will be cremated.  Private services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, memorials may be made to the Prevention for Cruelty of Animals or Evansville Humane Society, and will be collected by the funeral home.

Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be left at

“We love you “Momom”.  You will be greatly missed.”

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