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Paul I Edmondson

August 19, 1927 ~ October 23, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Paul Edmondson Obituary

Paul I. Edmondson, 96, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed away Monday, October 23, 2023, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Indiana.

Services will be held Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 10:30 a.m., in the Chapel of Short-Cunningham Funeral Home. A burial will be after the service at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Mount Carmel, Illinois.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2023, in the Chapel of Short-Cunningham Funeral Home.

Paul was born to the late Claude E. and Daisy O. (Nesler) Edmondson, on August 19, 1927, in Olney, Illinois. He graduated from Bridgeport High School in the class of 1945. He was married to Mary Alice Moyes on June 24, 1949, in St. Francisville, Illinois. They enjoyed sixty-three years together. He is survived by his daughter Rita J. Chansler of Lawrenceville, Illinois; two sister-in-laws: Joan Rissman of Bloomington, Indiana, and Bernadine White of Manassas, Virginia; twelve grandchildren: Shannon (Michael) Meehan, Angela Getts, Cassandra (Joel) Mills, Jennifer (Nate) Alexander, David (Mychelle) Blythe, Sabrina (Kerry) Kocher, Stephanie (DJ) VanWormer, Jessica (Kyle) Clodfelter, Kevin (Julie) Edmondson-Pfeiffer, Jason Edmondson-Pfeiffer, Krystal Edmondson, Karabeth Edmondson. Also, surviving are twenty-six great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Preceding him in death are his parents, wife, son James Edward Edmondson, daughter Lynn Marie Blythe, son-in-laws: Larry Chansler and Don Blythe, siblings: Mary E. Jackman and Edward L. Edmondson.

He worked at Ashland Oil Company for 37 years. Paul loved Auctions and yard sales. He enjoyed bowling, mowing, and gardening. Paul was an avid fisherman. He also enjoyed pecan picking. He always saw the positive in every single situation. He enjoyed talking about (and showing off) all of his collections. He selflessly gave to anyone, especially his family. He loved visiting with people, and he loved the time spent with his family. His most used phrase for the last few years was “I just love every day!”; which he lived out to the fullest.

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October 27, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Short-Cunningham Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street, P O Box 397
Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863

Funeral Service
October 28, 2023

10:30 AM
Short-Cunningham Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street, P O Box 397
Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863


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