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Marland K. Edwards

November 1, 1950 - June 25, 2020


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    Jane Schroeder says

    Dear Rod,
    Marland was a beautiful Woman of God. What a mighty force the two of you were for kingdom purpose, walking with Him! I will never forget you saving my Dad’s life in the ER many years ago. Please know I am holding you and your family close to my heart in sympathy, prayer, and love, during this difficult journey called Grief… a journey with Hope. 1 Thess. 4:13

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    Connie Hopwood says

    I do not have enough words to express my love for Marland. Goodness, authenticity, she was exactly who she appeared to be. Not just living, thinking, or acting LIKE a Christian but living, thinking and acting AS a Christian. True goodness that flows from the Holy Spirit within her. I love you Marland Kay, always!

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    Debbie Hamilton says

    Sympathy to Rod, Brooke, & Kelly! Marland was a precious jewel in my life at a difficult time! She was greatly instrumental in my spiritual growth. I have loving memories of her & I know the family will miss her extremely! My prayers are with you!
    Love, Debbie Hamilton

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    Karen says

    Marland, I thank the Lord for not only bringing such a Godly woman into my life but also making her my best friend. What a blessing you have been. I will treasure the times we’ve spent together. My heart is breaking now because it is so hard to say goodbye, but it’s only goodbye for now. I will see you again someday. There is comfort in knowing that you are safe in the arms of Jesus. So for now, there is a special place in my heart for only you. I will miss you. I love you “my bestest best friend”. ❤️❤️

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    Paula L Pyer-Alder says

    How I love Marland. Such a precious beautiful woman and how she loves Jesus. I will miss her so very much.
    Till we meet again. Forever in my heart.
    Paula Pyer-Alder

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    Janet Burkes says

    My dear cousin Marland. Although we didn’t spend enough time together as adults, our childhood memories were some of my best. Our Dad’s were so close, which created a lot of good memories for us growing up. So many things I will never forget. I’m also happy for the time we spent together as adults. It seems like our conversations could pick back up like we were never apart. I love you Marland and will miss you dearly. Please give our Dads and my Mom a huge hug from me. Until we meat again!

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    Corliss Chastain says

    Maryland was my good friend for many years, when we were teenagers & lost touch after high school. Although we lost eachother, she often crossed my mind. She was so sweet, kind & beautiful. When I moved back to Evansville 6 years ago, I hoped I would be able to reconnect, but no one I encountered could help me. I didnt even know she was in town! (No so) funny that we always think we will have time to tell someone they matter to us. The truth is, the only time for that is now.
    Corliss Chastain
    June 27, 2020 | Evansville, IN | Friend

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    Vicki Kell says

    Dear Rod and Carolyn,
    I am so sorry to hear of Marland’s passing. She was a beautiful person inside and out. You and the family are in my prayers at this difficult time.
    Vicki (Blanford)Kell

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    Andy Ward says

    I never saw sweet Marland without a smile and rarely saw her without her devoted and loving husband, Rod. She has such a graceful and loving spirit The many lives she has touched will be the less for her absence. My deepest sympathies and condolences to all of you as you struggle with this loss.

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    Dwight Barnett says

    Rod my sorrow for you is beyond human understanding. I knew Maryland back in the 60’s and I knew you from my trip to the emergency room. I now have some serious life ending medical problems and have been contemplating my own journey. Learning about your beautiful Maryland and her faith has eased a lot of my anguish. Her faith is still at work even though she is with Him now, because of her faith and love for Jesus.
    May God bless you and your family and know we will all be together again someday..

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      Julie Beery says

      Rod and Carolyn,

      Please accept my deepest condolences for your great loss. Your dear Marland was a lovely person, a beautiful role model for your children (and my Megan, who is friends with Brooke. Brooke, I’m so sorry. I wish there was something we could do to ease your grief but having just lost my husband, it is a process that is each of yours alone.

      May your pain not be wasted. May God strengthen you through this tragedy and make beauty from ashes.

      Much love,

      Julie (Miller) Beery
      John 14:1-4

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Marland K. Edwards, 69, went home to be with the Lord on June 25, 2020. She was born on November 1, 1950 to Daryl Covey and Margaret Craddock in Evansville, Indiana.

Marland was such a positive and friendly woman. She had a very calming spirit. Marland was so thoughtful, and strong, and was very skilled at diffusing any situation with a smile. She was always smiling and could get along with anyone. Marland had the gift of faith. She was a genuine Christian woman who enjoyed spending time with the Lord at her Bible Studies. She met her beloved husband at a Youth Group Bible Study. Marland graduated from Harrison High School. After she graduated, she worked as a receptionist for the Welborn Clinic for 2 years. Then worked as an orthodontic assistant for a few years. Then she became an amazing homemaker.  Marland was very skilled at Interior Design and enjoyed decorating. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She could brighten anyone’s day with her beautiful smile that will be dearly missed.

Marland is survived by her husband of 38 years Dr. Rodney Edwards; her daughters Brooke McCord and Kelli Waddell; her grandchildren Emma, Evan, Tate, Whit, Will, Aaron, Hailey , Lochlyn, and Ian; her brother Steven (Doris) Covey; her mother Margaret Craddock; and her dear sister-in-law that was a special blessing Carolyn Edwards.

Marland was preceded in death by her father Daryl Covey.

As per Marland’s wishes, there will be no services.