Edna Hall Stidham


Edna Hall Stidham, 92, of Austin passed away peacefully at 7:12 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, with her family by her bedside at Hickory Creek in Scottsburg.

Born Mary Edna Clemmons on Oct. 5, 1924, in Redhouse, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Bert Henry Clemmons and Idona Jones Clemmons. On Feb. 13, 1943, she married Alfred Hall, who preceded her in death June 6, 1979. On March 17, 1988, she married Carl Stidham, who preceded her in death in July 1996.

Edna worked at Morgan Packing Co. and Supermarket. She retired from H.O. Canfield Industries in Seymour in 1984 after 25 years of service. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Austin. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed watching Billy Graham on television, sewing, making quilts, playing bingo and making crafts at Hickory Creek, where she was the Valentine’s Day queen two years in a row and also was resident of the month.

Edna loved her family dearly, equally and unconditionally and was boastfully proud of each and every one of them.

Survivors include five children, Juanita Hall (Ronald) Wilson, Gary Hall, Michael (Maria) Hall, Connie Hall Montgomery and Marvin (Sandy) Hall, all of Scottsburg; 11 grandchildren, Leslie Ann Wilson (Mark) Adams of Crothersville, Justin Hall, Lindsay (Marsha Miles) Hall, Jeremy (Sondra) Meadows, Jason (Kandle) Hall and Paxton Hall, all of Scottsburg, and Benji Stotts, Shane Hall, Shari Hall Pryor, Heather (Jody) Barger and Angie (Kevin) White, all of Austin; 27 great grandchildren, Conner, Parker, Harper and Tucker Adams, Abby Lynn, Anthony Lee and Grace Noel Hall, Amber (Craig) Bowman, Marcus Stotts, Tori Anna Stotts, Coley Stotts, Ami, Shayna and Sadie Hall, Cailiegh and Starlynn Pryor, Jamison and Braxton Barger, Dakota Couch, Kristen Meadows Kiefer, Sammy and Stevie Meadows, Lincoln, Kodie and Baylee White and Jacob and Braedy Hall; and four great-great-grandsons, Kameron Stotts, Camden and Kyron Miller and Isaiah Meadows Kiefer.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert Alson Clemmons, John Franklin Clemmons, James Harlan Clemmons and Floyd Lewis Clemmons; and two sisters, Ada Elizabeth Stewart and Myrtle Marie Spivey.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Adams Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Scottsburg with Pastor David Culley officiating. Burial will follow at Scottsburg Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and from noon until time of service Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hickory Creek Bus Fund, c/o Adams Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 138 Westavia Blvd., Scottsburg, IN 47170.

Online condolences may be made at adamsfuneralhomeonline.com.