Edith Rhoda Albright, 83, formerly of Chillicothe, IL died at 9:07 p.m. Monday, November 14, 2022 at Holly Brook Assisted Living & Memory Care (East Peoria, IL).
Born Feb. 28, 1939, in Colby, Kansas (Thomas County), to Ernest Redmond and Minnie Edith Munkres, she married Thomas Millard Albright on Sept. 8th, 1957 in Colby, Kansas.
Surviving are one daughter, Dr. Susan Albright of Chenoa, IL; two sons, Thomas “Mark” (wife Linda) of Castle Rock, Colo., and Aaron (wife Amy) of East Peoria, IL.; three grandchildren, Alex and Alison (East Peoria, IL) and Ashley Lipe (husband Matt) of Fairview, TX.
Edith was preceded in death by her parents and one older sister (Daisy) and her husband, Tom.
She received an RN’s degree from Methodist Medical Center and worked for many years as Director of Nursing for Galena Park Nursing Home and The Lutheran Nursing Home. Edith finished her nursing career at Wabco and retired from Caterpillar.
Edith was a dedicated bicyclist and a member of the Illinois Valley Wheelm’n. She twice bicycled across the United States (both Coast to Coast & Border to Border) with Wandering Wheels. She enjoyed traveling internationally and bicycled overseas including New Zealand, the Netherlands, China, England and Ireland.
With husband “Tom” she was part of Edelstein Do-Si-Do and Chilli Cast Offs Square Dance Club for many years.
Edith was an avid animal lover sharing her life with many dogs, cats and the ‘infamous’ parrot (George) she taught to talk. George lives and talks on in the care of Dr. Susan Albright, DVM.
A member of Methodist Church, Edith served on the Blue Ridge Cemetery board for several years publishing their annual newsletter.
A graveside service will be held at Blue Ridge Cemetery in Edelstein at 11am Saturday November 19, 2022. All are invited. There will be a remote ‘celebration of life’ scheduled in the near future. Please send your email to email@example.com to receive information. Donations/Flowers may be sent to Holly Brook Assisted Living & Memory Care (East Peoria) or Illinois Valley Wheelm’n. Arrangements are under the care of Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe.
The Albright Family would like to invite you to share time with us in a Virtual Celebration of Life for our mom, Edith, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023 @ 11:00 AM CST. Please use the link in the post to let us know you will be in attendance. There will be an open mic segment for sharing stories and memories. If anyone would like to register as a designated segment speaker during the program , please comment below and we will get you specific information. Thank you to those who shared at the graveside service.
We look forward to seeing everyone in January.
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