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Edith Joplin – Obituary

Edith Joplin, age 94 years, a resident of Murphysboro and a former longtime resident of the Buncombe community, passed away Tuesday afternoon, December 1, 2015, at 3:58 PM at her home.

Edith was born October 2, 1921 in Falcon, Kentucky.  She was the daughter of Dean and Nellie (Collins) Cheek

Edith is survived by: 2 brothers – Max Cheek of Colorado and Paul Cheek of Virginia; 4 sisters – Dolores Clinebell of Indiana, June Wooten of Portsmouth, Ohio, Joan Tallman and Beverly DeCamp both of Wheelersburg, Ohio; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Edith was preceded in death by her husbands, Max Ladd and Glenn Joplin; an infant son – Philip Scott Ladd; a daughter – Janice Kay Ladd; a sister – Irene Reinhardt; and 2 brothers – Marvin Cheek and Eugene Cheek.

Edith served in the Women’s Army Corps (W.A.C) during World War II.

She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

A graveside memorial service will be conducted Saturday afternoon, December 5, 2015, at 12 Noon at the Vienna Fraternal Cemetery.  Those attending the service are asked to gather at the cemetery at 11:45 AM Saturday.

Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donors choice.

To share a memory of Edith or to leave an online message of condolence for her family, please visit

Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

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