Phyllis Edwards, 86; Worked At Cherry Valley Baseball Factory

IN MEMORIAM: Phyllis J. Edwards, 86;

Worked At Cherry Valley Baseball Factory

CHERRY VALLEY – Phyllis J. Edwards, 86, who worked in the local J.D. DeBeer baseball factory until it closed in the 1980s, passed away in Bassett Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born Oct. 15,1932, to Carrie (Pitt) and Vernon Whiteman, and attended Cherry Valley Central School, graduating in 1952.

She then entered the workforce.  After DeBeers closed, she made military and government patches in the same building. After retirement she continued to work at The Marchand Manor in Sharon Springs part-time.

On Sept. 18, 1954, she married Leon “Roger” Edwards in Cherry Valley. Together they lived in Sharon Springs. They had one daughter Cynthia.

Survivors include her husband, Leon “Roger” Edwards, daughter Cynthia (David) Wolfe of Cobleskill, sister Winfred Hinman of North Syracuse, granddaughter Jeannette (Steven) Storey of Carlisle, great-grandchildren Katelyn and Michael Storey, and many nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by a brother Reggie Whiteman and granddaughter Tammy Wolfe.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Ottman Funeral Home, with a service to follow at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers donations are requested to be made to the American Legion Post in Sharon Springs or the Schoharie Valley Animal Shelter in Howes Cave.

To send online condolences visit

Arrangements are entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley, NY.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Prove you're not a robot: *