Funeral services for Edith Barnum of Brownwood, Texas, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastors John Villarreal, David Barnum and Debbie Douglas officiating. Interment will follow in Eastlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Barnum passed away Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

Edith was born in Brownwood, Texas, to Burt Parker and Thelma Louise Barnett Parker. A lifetime resident of this area, she was married to Jasper Daniel Barnum in Brownwood and he preceded her in death in 1988. She was a member of the Milton Avenue Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

Survivors include her sons, Jerry Barnum of Brownwood, David Barnum and wife Cheryl of Brownwood, Paul Staton and wife Jessica of Blanket and Delton Cowan and wife Rhonda of Elm Grove; daughters, Shala Cabbiness of Amarillo, Shirley Randle and husband Bob of Brownwood, Debbie Johnson of Brownwood and Michelle Baker of Brownwood; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Cecil Parker and Jack Parker; and sisters, Letha Burks, Geneva Fallon and Louise Parker.

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