MYRTLE BEACH—Edna E. Thelen, 92, succumbed to end stage renal failure on Aug.1 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

Born on Jan. 1, 1927, in Halifax County, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Charles Thomas and Ann Fisher Davis.

Edna grew up on her parent’s farm, and moved to Richmond, Virginia, where she was employed in various mercantile positions.

She met and married Donald J. Thelen in 1959. They traveled the United States extensively due to his engineering work and ended up at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey for 19 years.

While there, Edna worked as a sales lady at The Lord & Taylor Department Store.

They retired to Myrtle Beach in 1991 where she happily socialized, played golf and bridge and welcomed visitors.

Survivors include daughter Michelle R. Thelen of North Carolina; son Donald S. Thelen of Georgia; three previous children, Billy who preceded her in death, Sharon Hamlet and husband Thomas of Virginia and Sterling Neblett, husband of Cindy Neblett of Virginia.

A funeral service was held Aug. 5 at St. Michael Catholic Church. Entombment followed at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens.

Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.

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