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James C. Edelen, 80, Taylor Co., KY, (1936-2016)

Over the years he worked at Fruit of the Loom, Coca Cola Bottling Company and Western Auto before devoting full time to farming. He liked being a homebody, where he enjoyed guns, gardening and his dogs, especially his special friend, Clydedog.
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James C. Edelen, age 80, of Campbellsville, KY, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at his residence following an illness.

Funeral services will be held at 12pmCT/1pmET, Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, with burial Deacon Dennis May officiating. Burial will follow at St. Francis DeSales Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Chris Shively, Curt Edelen, Skylar, Edelen, Jesse Edelen, Jarrod Hayden and Steven Hayden. The family requests visitation from 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Friday, July 29th at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.


James C. Edelen, 80, Taylor Co., KY, (1936-2016)


James was born February 14, 1936 in Taylor County, KY. He was the son of the late Gus and Flossie Cox Edelen. He died Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 80 years, five months, and 13 days.

On April 9, 1955 he united in marriage to Ethel Osborne who preceded him in death on February 11, 2009. Also preceding him in death was a daughter, Julita Buckman; sisters, Claire Lee Hogan, Ruth Ann Cox and Opal Mae Decker and a brother, Mitchell Edelen.

Over the years he worked at Fruit of the Loom, Coca Cola Bottling Company and Western Auto before devoting full time to farming. He liked being a homebody, where he enjoyed guns, gardening and his dogs, especially his special friend, Clydedog. He is survived by:
  • His children: Phillip Edelen, Mary Regina Shively and her husband Jeff, Joe Edelen and his wife, Lois; Tim Edelen and his wife, Glenda; Evelyn Edelen and Tommy Hayden and Kim Hayden and her husband, Steve, all of Taylor County, KY

  • Fifteen grandchildren

  • Twenty-three great-grandchildren

  • And sisters: Bernice Osborne of Louisville, KY; and Betty Hunt of Campbellsville, KY
Send condolences to the family of James C. Edelen

Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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