Tanna Sue Hicks Edelen, 57, wife of Jeffrey Thomas Edelen, passed away at UK Hospital in Lexington, KY on March 30, 2018. Born in Memphis, Tennessee on April 12, 1960, she was the daughter of Patrick Keller Hicks and Phyllis Edwards Hicks.
A graduate of Mayfield High School, she received her Bachelors Degree from Eastern Kentucky University and received her Masters Degree from University of Louisville. Mrs. Edelen devoted her life as a Special Education Teacher. She taught school for 29 years and 25 of those years in Anderson County. Tanna has lived in Pikeville, Frankfort and Louisville. She belonged to the Anderson Christian Church, the NEA and the KEA. She was the original Poster Child for Easter Seals in Western Kentucky.
Mrs. Edelen is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Thomas Edelen; her daughters, Brittany Nicole Edelen and Rebecca Sue Pulliam (Travis); her sons, John Christopher Edelen (Tasha) and Michael Alan Edelen; her father, Patrick Keller Hicks; her brothers, Jeffrey Lowell Hicks and Patrick Alan Hicks (Andrea); and one grandchild, MyaRose Cora Pulliam.
She is predeceased by her mother, Phyllis Edwards Hicks.
The Service will be held at Anderson Christian Church in Lawrenceburg at 1 p.m. on Tuesday April 3, 2018 with interment following in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Anderson Christian Church from 5-9 p.m. on Monday April 2, 2018. Brandon Delany will officiate the services.
Pallbearers will be Charles Miles, Robert Pettus, Bob Smith, Ben Smith, Bill Edelen and Ryan Bussell.
In lieu of Flowers, the family suggests donations can be made to Springhurst Pine Recreation and Rehab Center.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Saffell House Funeral Home.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.saffellhousefuneralhome.com