Edith L. (Wells) Shoecraft, 60, earned her angel wings early on Tuesday morning, November 16, 2021, after being hospitalized at Allegheny General Hospital for the last 3 weeks. Her three adored daughters were present for her peaceful transition to her heavenly home as well as her siblings. Edie was greeted in Heaven by her beloved husband of 15 years who passed on October 19, 2001, Ronald M. Shoecraft; her parents Vera (Black) and Richard Wells, Jr.; her brother Bertram Wells; her father-in-law Charles Spencer.
One of five children, Edie was born at home in Coraopolis on August 25, 1961. Edie was a lifelong resident of Coraopolis. She graduated from Cornell High School in 1979 and returned to work for the school in 1993. Over her 28 years of service at Cornell she performed a variety of jobs including nurse's aide, cafeteria monitor, disciplinary aide, leading up to her final job as the Elementary Secretary. Though she was very serious about her job she fondly loved being a part of the youth of the community's lives and watching them grow from children to adults and then meeting their children. She was an active and faithful member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church where she was part of the kitchen crew, Sunday School Teacher, Vacation Bible School Teacher, and part of the MIME Ministry. Edie was an avid flower gardener.
Edie leaves to cherish her memory, three beautiful daughters Erica, Kimberly, Ashley Shoecraft, stepchildren Ronald Stover and William Faulkner, step grandchildren Shy’ell and William Faulkner, and her beloved dog Trixie Marie. She also leaves to mourn (her siblings), Joyce (Ron) Smith, Richard Wells, twin Edward Wells; sisters-in-law Elayne Wells and Debi Wells; brothers-in-law Michael Shoecraft and Charles (Teresa) Spencer; mother-in-law Dolores Spencer and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends and other relatives. As we celebrate this wonderful woman, please join us for visitation Saturday and Sunday 2-4, 6-8 at Copeland’s Coraopolis, 867 Fifth Ave. Edie will lie in state at Mt. Olive Baptist Church on Monday from 10 AM until time of service at 11 AM. Rev. Melvin Gerard Rippy, celebrant. Burial will follow at Coraopolis Cemetery. Edie’s favorite color was purple, and she loved flowers.