New, Edna "Tic"

Written by David Green.

Edna Eleanore “Tic” New, 76, of Fayette, Ohio, died Oct. 30, 2011, at Toledo Hospital.

She was born Nov. 1, 1934, in Waldron, Mich., to the late Howard and Eugenia (Lester) Phillips. She married Franklin D. “Sonny” New on Sept. 29, 1967, in Morenci, Mich., and he survives.

Tic is remembered for her love of camping on the lakefront at Walden’s Woods in Indiana, and her enjoyment of craft-making. While raising her family, she was employed by Archbold Container for nine years, and Fayette Tubular Products, where she retired in 1997 following 36 years of service. Tic was a member of the Waldron Church of Christ.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Frank (and Terry) Storrs of Fayette, and Jeff Storrs of Illinois; a daughter, Connie Sue (and Randy) Bryan of Fayette; two brothers, Charles “Sonny” (and Barb) Phillips of Fayette, and Richard (and Patricia) Phillips of Delta, Ohio; two sisters, Ann Walker of Fayette, and Deb (and Melvin) Schaedler of Waldron; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and one great-grandchild on the way.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Leora Clark and Jean Beaverson; a brother, Robert Phillips, and a grandson, Nathan Storrs.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Donald Crain officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial donations are suggested to the American Heart Association or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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