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Edris “Edie” Herr Galway, 85

January 04, 2021

Edris Herr Galway, 85, of Lititz, went home to be with the Lord on January 4, 2021 at Moravian Manor. Born in Lititz and raised in Lancaster, she was the wife of James H. Galway, and daughter of the late Samuel and Rhetta (Fry) Herr.

Edie graduated from Nursing School and began working as a registered nurse in the emergency room at Lancaster General Hospital. On a dare from a girlfriend, she flew to Washington DC, where she interviewed for a flight attendant position with Allegheny Airlines. Not only did she get the job, but she also met Jim, and after the two were married, Edie returned to nursing. Her heart and soul was caring for others, always unselfish and always putting others first. This quality was present with family and friends, extending well beyond both to include all of the people she touched in her nursing profession.

Edie found great joy by making others happy. Her life centered around God and her family, and her kind and caring spirit would always make any situation a celebration. Saying Edie was the best wife and mother any husband or child could ask for falls short of the incredible gifts she provided the family. Edie cherished spending time with her family, including her grandchildren which brought her so much joy. She and her grandchildren shared a special bond that will last forever.

She took great pride in her home and was an impeccable decorator. She had a gift for taking an empty space and filling it with her special talents and making it ‘home’. Edie enjoyed trips to the beach, decorating, antiquing, knitting, rug hooking, and yes, ironing. Always a perfectionist, Edie never left anything incomplete.

Edie had a deep faith in Christ, was a long-time member of St. Peters Lutheran Church in Neffsville, and valued the fellowship of friends in and out of the church family.

She will be dearly missed by her family including her husband of 63 years, Jim Galway; her children, Michael Galway and his partner Lee Ann Weir; Debra Galway; and Mark Galway and his wife Linda; 7 grandchildren, Eric Wardrop and his wife Tasha Plunket; Kory Wardrop and his wife Jaclyn; Ashley Galway and her partner Dominic Bagguley; Catherine Wallace and her husband William; Shane Galway and his fiancé Julia Pondolfino; Jonathan Galway; and Kristen Galway; 2 great-grandchildren, Dylan and Noah Wardrop; and a brother Gerald Herr and his wife Sue.

Services will be Live-Streamed on Friday January 8, 2020 at 10:30am with Pastor Craig Ross officiating. Following services, interment will take place at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Moravian Manor Benevolent Fund, 300 W. Lemon St., Lititz, PA 17543.

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January 11, 2021

Jim,
We were sorry to hear of Edie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go with you in this difficult time.
Pete & Myrna Thies 

January 10, 2021

Jim we are sorry to read of Edie’s passing in the paper. Our sympathy is with you and your family.
It’s toigh when you lose a M/T classmate We worked on the 50th class reunion togetheran and got to know Edie even better. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
 
Hal and Burnie Fry

January 08, 2021

My deepest sympathy Jim on the passing of your beloved wife Edie. I am 3 months into my grieving process loosing Janet. Each of us grieve in a different way. Your grief will be the way that is best for you as you reflect back on the beautiful memories of you and Edie. You will miss her and shed a tear for her. Celebrating that she is now at peace with her Heavenly Father is joyful. But we still have a deep void in our heart not having her here with us. jim, take your time as you travel through the process of grieving. 
Also be aware that you loved Edie and showed her this love by doing everything in your power to care for her. You could not have done more. 
Edie is looking down and smiling to let you know this. 
Bob Kemp

January 08, 2021

Mike, Mark, Deb and Jim,
It’s been a long, long time, but the time spent hanging out with you and Edie and the family will always remain a fond memory of my younger days.  Praise God for a life well-lived.  You have our deepest sympathy.
Your friends,
Craig and Caroline Ziemer

January 08, 2021

Jim, Andy and I always enjoyed our time spent with you and Edie, the many visits to your home and the great companionship at our many dinner get togethers.  She was such a sweet person to be with.  My sincere condolences on your loss.
Sandi Hirko

January 08, 2021

She was like another sister.  Not “Sister-in-law” but Sister-in-Love.  I will miss her physical presence in my life.
Sue Herr

January 08, 2021

We will miss Edie.  She was a really wonderful lady and was always fun to be with.
John and Kathy Burke

January 07, 2021

Jim – Edie was a sweet lady. I remember working with her at New Holland Family Health Center many years ago. You had a very kind way of caring for her and she was very fortunate to have you by her side. 
Cheryl (Redcay) Rutt

January 07, 2021

So very sorry for you loss. RIP Edie
Bets/Harold Wright

January 07, 2021

Jim, sorry to hear of Edies passing. 
Don Witwer

January 07, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the family. Was a wonderful person. Remembering our years together in training @LGH.
Pat musser

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