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Edna Bolen

Edna passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021 at her home in Otsego.

She was born March 17, 1935 in Quick Sand, Kentucky, the daughter of Rell and Laura (Fitch) Coburn. For 30 years Edna worked at Parker Hannifin until her retirement. She married Wade Bolen and spent 27 years together until his passing in 1981. Edna enjoyed gardening and loved flowers.

Surviving are her children, Bud & Becky Bolen of Wayland, Ken & Kris Bolen of IN, Cathy & Doug Coulson of Martin, Vicki Bolen of IN and Brenda & Randy Dussia of Otsego; 12 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren with 1 on the way; her siblings, Delpha, Arma Lee, Glenda Ray, Pat, Sue, Homer, Rodney, Claude and a very special brother in law, Clifford;. Enda was preceded by her parents, her husband Wade, a son Tim Bolen, a grandson Jerry Wayne Rake and her companion of 32 years Bernie Harper; and her siblings, Buford, Thelma Jean, Billy, Mike, Herb, Arvel David, Sonny, Willard, Ellis, Jim and Kathy. Cremation has taken place.

Burial of ashes will take place at a later date at Messer Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Contributions in memory of Edna may be made to

Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.

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Brenda Dussia

September 17, 2021 at 2:18 pm

Mom you were my best friend since I was a little girl my world has forever been changed I know you’re at peace now and you no longer hurt but my heart is broken I miss you so much already I loved you so very much


Max and Garnet lewis

September 17, 2021 at 3:27 pm

Brenda. So sorry to hear about your mom. You are right things are never

the same after losing someone that has been such a huge part of our life. We are so thankful for the good years and memories to cherish and share with others. Your mom was special to all of us and will be missed by all. Love you



September 19, 2021 at 3:29 pm

Grandma you will be truly be missed by so many i know the last few years i havent seen u as much as i should but know that i love you so very much and i will miss u so much…. r.i.p grandma fly high with tge angle give my love to my daddy and everyone else 🙁 you truly was a amazing grandma love always your grand daughter

Ashley kay


Brenda Dussia

September 22, 2021 at 9:55 pm

Ashley honey she loved you very much & it didn’t matter if you seen her all the time or once in awhile grandma loved all her grandbabies



September 17, 2021 at 2:45 pm

I love you Mom



September 17, 2021 at 7:41 pm

My beautiful Aunt will be missed so very much by all of us that loved her.

Rest in peace beautiful lady..


My beautiful sister know I loved you very much I loved when you came down and had dinner with us because you enjoyed it so much I haven’t

September 18, 2021 at 8:24 am

My beautiful sister know I loved you very much I loved when you came down and had dinner with us because you enjoyed it so much I haven’t got to see you in a while because of all the things going on in the world but I will forever miss you love Chris



September 18, 2021 at 8:25 am

Should say beautiful sister-in-law but she did feel like a sister


Micaela Ziegler

September 18, 2021 at 10:30 am

My sweet great Aunt Edna you were my great uncle Bernie’s companion and my grandparents Buck +Bonnie best friend. I so loved going on adventures with the four of you when I was growing up! One memory that comes to mind is going to the restaurant you had worked at and just having a good time together! I’m so thankful to have known you and had you my life. You are at peace and no longer suffering, though we miss you here on earth. We have all the memories that we had with you! You will always be my great aunt, I love you Edna!♥️ Brenda and family, I’m praying for you during this difficult and hard time! Praying for peace and comfort!



September 19, 2021 at 4:44 pm

You will never be forgotten:: we love you mom always and forever ..


Jordyn Elkins

December 24, 2021 at 12:06 pm

I miss you so much, Gran. I am so proud to be your great granddaughter. I will always remember you. ❤❤


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