Edith Evelyn Huebschman of Harvest, Alabama passed away on November 6, 2022, after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was 88. Visitation will be on Sunday, November 13, 2022, from 12:00 to 1:00pm at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home in Tell City, Indiana. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Tell City.
Edith was born in Ranger Indiana on February 8, 1934, to Ernest H. Rogier and Emma K. (Naviaux) Rogier. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth O. Huebschman, Sr. She is survived by her sons Kenneth (Louise), Mark, and Shawn, grandson James (Ashley) Huebschman and sisters Olive Sabelhaus, Fredia Kessens, and Rita Kessens.
Edith was raised on a farm in Bristow, Indiana and attended school until 16 when she went to work at General Electric in Tell City winding motors. She received her GED in Tennessee.
Edith was introduced to the love of her life, Ken, at Fischer’s Tavern in Tell City Indiana in 1952 but the first time they actually talked was at a picnic in a park in Troy. Ken flew on an Air Force B-29 that needed repairs from Guam to McClellan Air Force Base near Sacramento, California. Ken’s parents drove Edith from Tell City to Sacramento so Ken and Edith could marry. They were married in Sacramento on August 4, 1954.
While Ken went to college on the GI Bill, Edith worked at General Electric in Fort Wayne, Indiana to pay the rest of the bills. While living in Fort Wayne, Ken and Edith’s fist son, Ken Jr., was born. After Ken graduated, they moved to San Diego, California. The next year, they moved to Seattle, Washington where their second son, Mark, was born. After several years, they moved to Huntsville, Alabama where their third son, Shawn, was born. In 1967, they moved to Clinton, Tennessee. In 1974, they moved to Seymour, Tennessee where Edith worked at Electro-Voice winding speaker coils. In 1976 they moved to Byron, Georgia and in 1977 they moved to Decatur, Alabama and later to Knoxville, Tennessee. In 1986 they moved back to Decatur, Alabama. In 1989 they moved to Harvest, Alabama where Edith provided childcare for the daughters of a friend until 1998.
Edith loved to bake bread for her family, sew, and tend garden. She also canned vegetables from her garden and fruit for her family. After Ken retired and began woodworking, Edith stained the finished products.
Edith was a great wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be missed. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church School,
Parkinson's Support Group of Huntsville, Alabama or any charity of your choice.