Alice Edelman

Alice Edelman

Alice Edelman, 87, of Anna, was born on April 14, 1936, in Iron River, Mich., the daughter of Arthur and Joy Lace Carlson. 

Her peaceful Heavenly Homecoming was Nov. 10, 2023, while residing at The Voyage Assisted Living Center in Marion.

In 1957, her career in nursing brought her to Union County, where she faithfully cared for patients at the Anna State Hospital, now known as the Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center. 

It was in Union County that she met and married Edward Meyer, who preceded her in death. Later, she married Dr. Jordan Edelman.

Prior to her declining health, she was active in the Anna-Jonesboro community, volunteering as American Red Cross blood drive coordinator for Union County. 

She was a dedicated member of First Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Anna. For a number of years, she served as FEPC’s church librarian, where her computer skills aided in converting the library’s cataloging system into the “digital age.” She also sang in the church choir.

Her crewel embroidery and knitting skills were extraordinary. Of special concern to her was the care of NICU babies, and she lovingly knitted and donated numerous items for “preemies” in area hospitals.

She is survived by her two brothers, Roy (Margie) Carlson of Plainwell, Mich., and Herb (Bonnie) Carlson of Seaford, Va.; a brother-in-law, Gary (Emily) Meyer of Cobden; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. 

Memorial services for Alice Edelman were at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with Jim Harris officiating. 

Interment will be privately held in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Memorials can  be made to the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.

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