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Edna Pankaskie

Edna Corinne Amy Pankaskie, 80, Kennewick, Wash., died Friday, April 8, 2005. She resided at Guardian Angel Homes in Richland, Wash., for the past 18 months due to the effects of Parkinson’s Disease.
A native of near Corydon, born Oct. 26, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Lafayette Levi and Elsie May Cline Amy.
She attended school in New Amsterdam and went through nurses training at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, where she earned a registered nurses degree shortly after the end of World War II. She was a former employee of the old Nash Motors Corp. (now American Motors Corp.), Kadlec Hospital in Richland, and Kennewick General Hospital where she retired in 1989. She was a volunteer at Planned Parenthood and a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, a Cub Scout leader and an aide for Brownies, Girl Scouts and Campfire Girls.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Kraft; four brothers, Dudley, Benjamin, Sidney and Levi John Amy, and seven sisters, Carol Conrad, Ambrosia Hughes, Della Funk, Lily and Dixie Amy, Mary Ann Gustin and Peggy James.
Memorial service: Saturday, April 23, at 2 p.m. at Einan’s Funeral Home in Richland.
Cremains will be interred at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Wash.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Florida Hospital Foundation for Parkinson’s, 2809 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32804 or to Hospice Services, Tri-Cities Chaplaincy, 2108 W. Entiat Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336.

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