Wal-Mart safety coordinator Mary L. Root, 64, died Friday at her residence in Florence. A memorial service is planned for 10 a.m. this coming Monday at Zeiner Funeral Home, Florence.
Born Jan. 16, 1947, in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Lonnie and Betty Jordan Edwards, she was a member of Marion Christian Church and married Edwin Root on Nov. 17, 1967.
He survives along with two sons, Edwin Jr. of Andover and Phillip of Wichita; a brother, Phillip Davis of Atlanta, Ga.; and three grandchildren.
A memorial fund has been established with the Children’s Miracle Network.
Last modified Aug. 4, 2011