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Edna May Wesco

September 28, 1938 — March 17, 2022

Columbus, Ohio

Edna May Wesco, 83 of Columbus, Ohio passed away on March 17, 2022 after a long battle with cancer.  Edna was born on September 28, 1938 in Willow Grove, Ohio to the late Eugene and Hurley (Lewis) Hopkins and was a 1957 graduate of St. Clairsville High School.

Edna worked for The Columbus Army Depot and more recently at Columbus City Schools but she was most proud of her work as Founder and Executive Director of My Brothers Helper, Inc., which was a federally funded agency designed to fight crime.

Edna is preceded in death by husband Benjamin Wesco Jr, former husband Louis Kelley Sr and brother Eugene Hopkins. Edna is survived by her children Louis Kelley Jr (Scheria) and Benita (Lee) Powell, sisters Shirley Anne Williams, and Gertrude (Jim) Christian. Edna is also leaving behind 3 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will be holding a Celebration of Life Service at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday April 9, 2022 at 11am.

The Family of the late Edna May Wesco would like to give thanks to their family and friends for condolences and acts of kindness in this time of need. A special thanks to Bishop Fred L. Marshall and the Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church for the outpouring of love and support they provided throughout the course of Edna’s cancer journey.

Thank you also goes to The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Edwards Funeral Services and Rockland Cemetery.

Edna loved her animals (dog) Tiny and (cat) Pretty Boy. In lieu of flowers, please donate to


PO Box 1063

Marysville, OH 43040


Homeless To Home Animal Rescue and Cat Sanctuary

1745 Marion-Waldo Rd Marion, Ohio  43302

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