STEPHENVILLE - Edia Lou McInroe Gardner, 87, a long time Erath County resident, died on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2020 in Burleson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with James Morris officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday at Stephenville Funeral Home.

Edia Lou was born on Aug. 5, 1932 in Erath County to the late Jack and Grace Alexander McInroe. She married John Gardner on Dec. 27, 1955 in Huckabay. John preceded her in death on Sept. 10, 2007. Edia Lou was a member of the Baptist faith. She was a hair dresser, homemaker, and loved to cook. She lived most of her life in Erath County.

Edia Lou is survived by two sons, Delton Ball of Rising Star, and Johnny Gardner of Seguin; grandchildren, Sabra and husband John Barbaria, Payden Gardner, and Scott and wife Yolanda Black; several great-grandchildren; and a lifelong friend, Bob Lowe of Burleson.

Besides her parents, and husband, John; Lou was preceded in death by two sisters, Wanda Fulfer and Sue Taylor; and a brother, Jerry McInroe.

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