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Edith (Hankey)  Lockwood

Edith (Hankey) Lockwood
  • December 15, 1916 - February 28, 2017
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“Dear Lois and Ron -I'm sorry I couldn't attend Edith's visitation or services today. Please know my thoughts are with you. I know that your Mom was...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Ron Bliz - Battle Creek, MI

“Dear Lois and Ron,Aunt Edith was always ready with a smile, a laugh and always ready for a hug!We will miss her very much. Our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Mike Hankey - Paulden, AZ

“We did not know Mrs. Lockwood however, we do know Lois and Ron. Our prayers are with you Lois and Ron and your family at this difficult time. Hold...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Esther and Tom Whitley - Marshall, MI

“Lois,Ron and Family so sorry for your loss of our beloved Edith! She was as much a member of our family as anyone! With the special daily care given...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Gary Fields - Sarasota, FL

“Always gracious and kind, engaging and intelligent ,sweet-oh so-sweet. The last time Elaine, Mom and I were with her, she saidwe are like family--...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Deborah Fields DeVore - Longmont, CO

“Lois ,Ron, and family,I never realized this was your mom. I'm sorry to read of her death. I would pass her in the hallway and speak to her. I didn...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Russell Van Nortwick - MI


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Edith (Hankey) Lockwood, 100, a lifelong Battle Creek resident died at Calhoun County Medical Care Facility on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Edith was born December 15, 1916 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Albert Riley and Elizabeth (Leeson) Hankey. She grew up in Battle Creek and was a 1935 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School. Edith completed her Registered Nursing Program and graduated from Mercy College in Detroit. She was employed by Dr. Bertram E. Crase; did private duty nursing at the local hospitals and worked at the former Lakeview General and Leila Hospitals.

Edith was united in marriage to Philip Francis Lockwood on October 31, 1948 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Battle Creek, Michigan. Edith was preceded in death by Philip, her husband of 45 years on March 15, 1993; and by a daughter, Celia Kaplan on October 1, 2008; by a great-granddaughter, Grace Burns and by a brother, George Hankey. Surviving are a daughter, Lois (Ron) Fields of Battle Creek; grandchildren, Meredith (Jason) Burns, Joshua Fields, Allison Fields, Amanda Combs; and great-grandchildren, Jordan Burns, Amber Combs and Caleb Combs.

Edith has been a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, since her baptism there on April 7, 1917. Edith always put her family first and they were her number one priority.

Friends will be received the hour prior to services 9:00-10:00 a.m. Friday at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, where funeral services will be officiated by The Rev. Brian Coleman 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2017. Committal and entombment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please live life as Edith did, with compassion, kindness and love. Memorial contributions in memory of Edith may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church or the Cerebral Palsy Association. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.