Edith Conrad95, Moravian Manor resident, first grade teacher

By on March 28, 2012

Edith Leaman Middleton Conrad, 95, of Lititz, died peacefully Monday, March 19, 2012 at Moravian Manor.

She was preceded in death by her husband, S. Powell Middleton; a daughter, Polly Middleton; and granddaughter, Margaret Blackburn. Her second husband, Charles D. Conrad Jr., is also deceased.

Edith lived in West Chester from 1937 until she moved back to Lancaster in 1972. She was a graduate of East Lampeter High School and West Chester State Teachers College in 1936. She was a first grade teacher in Delaware and Chester counties and last taught for Penn Manor School District, until she retired in 1976.

Edith was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Lancaster, Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary society for women teachers and the National Retired Teachers Association. She was a very active volunteer in widows support groups, Contact Lancaster, Habitat for Humanity and other local service organizations.

Edith is survived by her daughters: Kathryn (Walter) Blackburn and Louise (Harold) Evans; two grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Her life celebration memorial service was held in the chapel of Moravian Manor, Lititz, March 26 with the Rev. Lynn Hade officiating. Interment was held at the St. James Episcopal Church Memorial Garden.

Kindly omit flowers. If desired, memorials may be sent in Edith’s memory to Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity, 443 Fairview Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603; or to Moravian Manor Benevolent Care Fund, 300 W. Lemon St., Lititz, PA 17543.

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