Edith Wise Kegg of Kennett Square

Edith Wise Kegg, 91, of Kennett Square, died Monday, Jan. 2, at home surrounded by many of her family.

Born and raised near Delta, Pa., “Edie” was the daughter of the late Walter A. and Clara (Wiley) Wise.

Edie graduated from Delta High School in 1940 at the age of 15 and enrolled at Shippensburg State Teacher’s College. She majored in business education and taught business subjects for 26 years, four at Kennett and 22 at Unionville High Schools.

Edie, and her husband, Ray, were founding members of Willowdale Chapel where she was an active member all her adult life. After retiring in 1981 Edie and Ray enjoyed spending many winters in their motor home in Florida.

Edie also delighted in gardening, reading, serving her Lord Jesus and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Edie is survived by her loving husband, Raymond E. Kegg, with whom she celebrated 70 years of marriage on Aug. 17, 2016; She is also survived by one brother, Wilmer E. Wise and his wife, Isabel; her children, Alan L. Kegg and his wife, Jean, of Hatfield; Joyce E. Pinkham and her husband, John, of Middletown, N.J.; Larry R. Kegg and his wife, Carol, of Chesapeake, Va.; Linda R. Vavro and her husband, Jeffery, of Strongsville, Ohio; and Karen A. Hess and her husband, Ray, of Kennett Square; 15 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Paul W. Wise and W. Ross Wise; and her sister, Ruth King.

A celebration of Edie’s life will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Willowdale Chapel, 675 Unionville Road in Kennett Square.

Memorial gifts may be made to Willowdale Chapel. 111 Marshall Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square.

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