Edith Marie Alexander
Celebration of Life Gathering
will be held at a later date and will be announced.
Edith Marie Alexander, 94, of Wamego, Kansas, died Thursday, February 15, 2018, at the Valley Vista Good Samaritan Center. She was a long-time resident of the area.
Edith was born January 21, 1924, in Port Union, Ohio, the daughter of James W. and Bertie Cradic Golden. She attended local schools and graduated from West Chester High School.
Edith was a professional photographer and owned and operated Alexander Studio located at the historic Carriage House at 210 Lincoln in Wamego for many years. After selling her studio, she worked for Scholastic Photography taking school pictures. In her earlier years during WWII, Edith worked for General Electric in Cincinnati, Ohio and then after coming to Wamego, she worked at N.T. Larson Clothing.
Edith was known for her ability to do photo restoration and for many years help clients to restore their old and damaged photos. She loved to square dance and was a member the Dutch Mill Swingers, the Wamego Women’s Bowling League, and the American Professional Photographer’s Association. Many of the historic Wamego pictures at City Hall, Wamego Library and the Historical Society were restored and distributed by Edith. Her photograph of Clifford Smith, the Marlboro Man, won her national honors.
Edit married George R. Alexander, Jr, in 1946. They were later divorced.
Edith is survived by her children; BJ Thompson, Wamego and James R. Alexander (Linda), St. George; her grandchildren, Marc McCurdy (Lisa), Manhattan, Francis Thompson (Steven), Springfield, Missouri, James Alexander, Jr., Manhattan, and James William Alexander, St. George; her great-grandchildren, Marc Jo McCurdy, Jessica McCurdy, Molly Ray McCurdy, Christopher Alexander, Courtney Alexander and Britany Robb; her brother, Elmer Lee Golden, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Dorothy Ambler, San Mateo, California. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at a later date and will be announced. Edith’s remains will be inurned in the West Chester Township Cemetery in West Chester, Ohio. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Edith Alexander Memorial Fund to be used for a local photography scholarship, and those may be sent in care of Campanella-Evans Mortuary in Wamego. Online condolences may be made at www.campanellafuneral.com.