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Vance Morrow Edwards
2/4/1940 - 10/12/2012

Vance Morrow Edwards, 72, of Harley Road, Seneca, died Friday afternoon, October 12, 2012 at his residence. 

                Born February 4, 1940 in Rockland, he was the son of the late Norman C. and Claire J. Morrow Edwards. 

                He graduated from Cranberry High School in 1958 and in 1962 earned a bachelor degree in education with a concentration in industrial arts technology from California University of PA. 

                He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Parker and was also a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. 

                Mr. Edwards was a member of the Rockland United Methodist Church. 

                He enjoyed working, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family at Kibbe's Island. 

                He taught school for A-C Valley in Emlenton in 1964 and 1965.  He then taught industrial arts for Cranberry High School until 1975.  He worked various positions at Bracken Construction of Sligo, Lincoln Homes, and Witherup Erection in Kennerdell.  He then became self-employed with Edwards Tank Erection which was founded and operated along with his brothers, D and V Tank Service, and Edwards Industrial.  He most recently was working for Schake Industries. 

                Surviving are his wife, Myrna Edwards; three children, Jeff Edwards and wife Beth (Warring) of Ann Arbor, Mich., Shelly Buckholtz and husband Doug of Seneca, and Lisa Whitling and husband Ron of Ann Arbor, Mich.; a step-son, Jeff Menacher of Florida; six grandchildren, Erica (Edwards) Puck and husband Mike, Michael Edwards, Ryan and Darren Buckholtz, and Taylor and Chad Whitling; two great-grandchildren, Dylan and Austin Puck; his former wife, Ellen (King) Edwards of Seneca; a brother, Gary Edwards and companion Bonnie Neely of Oil City, and a sister, Faye (Edwards) Frawley and husband Joe of Rockland.  Numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews also survive. 

                In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Norman Dale Edwards. 

                Friends will be received Saturday (Oct. 13) from 4-7 p.m. in the Hile-Best Funeral Home, Inc., 2781 Rte. 257 in Seneca, Cranberry Township, and also on Sunday (Oct. 14) from 1-3 p.m., where funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. William E. Hastings, pastor of Seneca United Methodist Church, officiating. 

                Interment will follow in Rockland Cemetery. 

                Memorial contributions may made to the Venango County V.N.A., 491 Allegheny Blvd., Franklin PA, 16323. 

                Condolences to the family may be expressed by visiting

Online Condolences
From: Bob Horner and family   Oil City PA
Relationship:  Friends

Our deepest sympathy to the whole Edwards family.
Sent:  10/12/2012
From: Sue Lindey   Oil City PA
Relationship:  friend

Dear Shelly and family, I am heartbroken by your loss. Praying that God's peace and comfort surround all of you at this time.
Sent:  10/12/2012
From: Song Min Lee   Seoul Korea
Relationship:  Friend

"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." - From Korea Team and Friends
Sent:  10/13/2012
From: Billy and Kelly Hart and family   Cranberry PA
Relationship:  friend

Doug, Shelly, and family, you have our deepest sympathy, love, and support during this heartbreaking time.
Sent:  10/13/2012
From: The Neely Family   Franklin PA
Relationship:  friends

We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Geralyn, Jerry, Dane, and Evan
Sent:  10/13/2012
From: David and Pamela Shaffer   Seneca Pa
Relationship:  Neighbor

Our prayers and sympathies go out to Myrna and all the Edwards Family Vance was a good neighbor you will be dearly missed.
Sent:  10/13/2012
From: SueAnn Rutherford   Oil City PA
Relationship:  Friend of Shelly & Doug

Shelly, I am so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May he find rest and peace and you find comfort in knowing he has. Dale, Sue, Brenda & family, Jason & family
Sent:  10/13/2012
From: Todd & Shellie Sisler   Allen Park MI
Relationship:  Friend

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure-Author Unknown Lisa, Ron, & Family Thinking of you at this very difficult time. Sending hugs & prayers. Love, Todd & Shellie
Sent:  10/13/2012
From: Ruth and Joe Cangemi  
Relationship:  friend

We are very sorry to hear about Vance. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sent:  10/13/2012
From: Marcia Boyd Walton   Portsmouth Virginia
Relationship:  friend

Myrna and family - thinking of you all and sending prayers your way for God's comfort during your time of grief. Keep your happy memories of Vance and let the sad times fall away.
Sent:  10/13/2012
From: Susan Carbaugh  
Relationship:  neighbor

Vance's family you have my sympathy. He was a great man and touched many lives. He will be missed.
Sent:  10/13/2012
From: Larry Jutte   Columbus Ohio
Relationship:  collegue

Jeff, In these difficult times, please except our deepest sympathy for your families loss. Larry Jutte
Sent:  10/14/2012
From: Daniel A Wise   Knox Pa.
Relationship:  Student and friend

I am sorry to hear of your loss. He was more than a teacher,he was a good friend in school and on into my adult life. Many times he has enchorged me in wrestling and in the class room. I will truely miss him and I feel like a small part of me is gone. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. More than just a student, Dan Wise
Sent:  10/14/2012
From: Kathy Smith   Manhattan Kansas
Relationship:  friend

I am so sorry to hear about Vance's passing. I worked for him back in the late 70s. This summer I had the chance to visit with him while visiting Pennsylvania. It was hard to believe that it had been over 30 years since I last saw him. The years melted away and it was so nice to see him and introduce him to my family. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. My deepest sympathy to all the family. Kathy Smith
Sent:  10/14/2012
From: Tina Smith Shontz   Surprise Arizona
Relationship:  Friend

Myrna, our deepest sympathy goes to you and your family!! You have always been someone special in our lives since Amanda's 2 grade in school. Praying for you!! Vance was very well liked. Love and Prayers Tina and Amanda Smith Shontz.
Sent:  10/15/2012
From: Tom Mohney   Oil City PA
Relationship:  Friend

Myrna, Thinking of your family and hoping that time will bring you comfort. Remember the smiles...cherish the moments...find comfort in the memories. Tom Mohney
Sent:  10/16/2012
From: Orlando & Veronne Bustos   Detroit, MI
Relationship:  colleague

Jeff, We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Sent:  10/20/2012
From: Gary W Schubert   Richardson Texas
Relationship:  Student, Employe, Friend

I am sorry to hear of your loss. He was more than a teacher,he was a good friend in school and on into my adult life. Many times he has encouraged me in wrestling and in shop class room. I remember many things he taught me, how lucky for me to have known him. I will truly miss him and I feel like a small part of me is gone. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
Sent:  10/20/2012

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