Madam Edith Guehzuah Tompoe, Niece of Renowned Liberian Educator, Dies at 95

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The death is announced of Madam Edith Guehzuah Tompoe, widow of Mr. Duah Tompoe, a Grand Bassa farmer and niece of the renowned Liberian educator, Mrs. Laura Norman.

Mrs. Tompoe died on October 3, 2015 at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, following a brief illness. She was 95.

Madam Tompoe was born in Topo Town, River Cess Territory (now County) to the union of Mr. Guehzuah of River Cess and his wife Keziah Herron, who hailed from No. 4 District, Grand Bassa County. Keziah was the sister of the Liberian educator Mrs.

Laura Norman, widow of former Information and Cultural Affairs Undersecretary Oscar Norman.

Madam Edith Tompoe and her husband, Mr. Duah Tompoe were blessed with seven children: Johnson Wher; Joseph G. Herron, former instructor of the W.V.S. Tubman College (now Tubman University), who lives in the United States; Samuel K. Tompoe, also of the USA; Mrs. Esther Tompoe Buebar; Othello S. Tompoe; Morris G. Tompoe and; Rebecca Tompoe.

Madam Edith Guehzuah Tompoe is survived by her seven children, 39 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and a sister, Madam Blekeh Teedoe, who still lives in No. 4 District, Grand Bassa County.

The body will be removed from the Samuel Stryker Funeral Parlor at 8 a.m. on Friday, October 23, 2015 and taken to the First Church Bethel Africa Gospel League at 3rd Street, Sinkor, Monrovia.

The funeral service will be held there, beginning at 9 a.m.

Interment will follow immediately at the Kpelle Town Cemetery at Bernard Farm on the Kakata Highway.

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