LuAnne E. Hines, 53, of Kirkville, formerly of Rome, went to join her beloved father, Robert P. Edwards, Jr., in Heaven on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on February 20, 1959 in Syracuse; a daughter of Doris (Mason) Edwards and the late Robert P. Edwards, Jr. LuAnne graduated from New York State School for the Deaf in 1978. On October 7, 1978 in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church, she was united in marriage to Charles Hines. LuAnne was employed at the Resource Center for Independent Living for several years. She loved the outdoors, especially when camping and gardening. LuAnne enjoyed cooking and was a loving mother and grandmother. LuAnne is survived by her husband of 33 years, Charles "Chuck" Hines of Rome; her mother, Doris Edwards of Syracuse; two daughters, Jennifer and Jayne Hines both of Rome; four grandchildren, Alexis, Evan, Raven, and Anthony; five sisters, Lynne McGuire of FL, Lori Edwards and Marrk of CA, Lea and Lloyd Weigel, Leslie and Ray Miller all of Syracuse, and Layne Edwards of CO; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ruth and Clarence Chester of Rome; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hines's memorial service will be private for the family. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00p.m. at Gulla Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., 209 N. Washington St., Rome, (336-5700). In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Resource Center for Independent Living.
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