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Alice Hopkins Edwards, a longtime Kenmore resident who was active in Republican politics, died Tuesday (March 17, 1998) in her Kenmore home after a long illness. She was 94.

Born in Westfield, she graduated in 1923 from Columbia Normal School of Physical Education in Chicago. She was married to the late Alfred R. Edwards, retired president and chairman of the board of Kenmore Builders Supply Co.

She was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star and was matron of the Bethlehem Chapter.

She also was past president of the Kenmore Republican Women's Club, past district director of the Eighth Judicial District Republicans Club and a member of the Althar Temple, Daughters of the Nile; the Episcopal Church of the Advent in the Town of Tonawanda; Lombard Grange 714; the Buffalo Club; and the Katherine Pratt Horton Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia E. Ohlsen of California and Susan E. Barnett of Kenmore; one son, Geoffrey G. of East Aurora; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. March 28 in Episcopal Church of the Advent, 454 Delaware Road, Town of Tonawanda. Burial will be in Volusia Cemetery, Westfield.[chrstn]

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