Edna M. Enneking, 90, Batesville, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at St. Andrews Health Campus.
Born Sept. 21, 1922, in Franklin County, she was the daughter of Mary (Ronnebaum) and Henry Flaspohler Jr. She married Alphonse Enneking May 12, 1942, at St. Mary’s of the Rock Catholic Church, St. Mary’s, and he preceded her in death Jan. 1, 1979.
Edna worked as an assembler at Hill-Rom for 20 years before retiring in 1987. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Batesville Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1130 and Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Ladies Auxiliary and was an associate member of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg.
Faith was important to Edna. In addition to daily prayer and being a longstanding prayer group member, several of her interests were church and prayer related. She loved to dance and would attend them often at the Eagles club and throughout the Batesville area. While she didn’t really like to cook, her family said she made the best cookies.
Edna also was an avid reader who enjoyed novels and kept up on politics as well. A staunch Democrat, according to her family, you might be on the receiving end of “the look” if she disagreed with you.
In later years, she began going on bus tours, traveling to and visiting many interesting destinations. Family, though, was her true passion. She had a special relationship with each of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and adored having them around. Up until recently, she was still babysitting for some of the great-grandchildren.
Edna is survived by her daughters, Helen Jean Kramer, Greensburg, Patti Weberding, Batesville, Donna Kraus, Sunman, and Marilyn Weberding, Batesville; sons Daniel, Naples, Fla., Ronald, Renton, Wash., Richard, Batesville, and James, Bluffton, Ohio; 25 grandchildren; and 63 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Helen Flaspohler; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation is Friday, April 12, from 4-7 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home with a prayer service at 4 p.m. conducted by the Batesville VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at St. Louis Church with the Rev. Randy Summers officiating. Burial follows in the church cemetery.
The family requests memorials to the Elizabeth Enneking Scholarship Fund or St. Louis School.