Edith LaSmith Blunt-Cutting, 67, of LaMott, a Democratic committeewoman and Realtor, died Dec. 1 of complications from a stroke at Einstein at Elkins Park.
Mrs. Blunt-Cutting was a longtime Democratic committee person in the LaMott section of Cheltenham Township.
Growing up in East Oak Lane, she sang in the choir and assisted with Sunday school at Zion Baptist Church in Philadelphia. She graduated from Murrell Dobbins Career and Technical Education High School and attended Temple University.
After a brief marriage to John Blunt that ended in divorce, she married Richard W. Cutting in 1969. They met when both worked for the Insurance Co. of North America in Philadelphia.
Mrs. Blunt-Cutting later was an aide in the English as a Second Language program at Cheltenham High School, and an activities coordinator at Plymouth House Nursing Home in Plymouth Meeting while selling homes for Era Warner Ball Real Estate in Ogontz.
"She always had two or three balls in the air," said a daughter, Cherita Jones.
In the 1990s, Mrs. Blunt-Cutting held various positions at West Chester University to take advantage of the school's tuition program for her daughters, whom she called her "three treasures."
She retired in 1996.
Mrs. Blunt-Cutting was a member of several social clubs, including the LaMott Senior Center. She enjoyed playing the piano and loved classical and gospel music, her daughter said.
Mrs. Blunt-Cutting's husband died in 1994. In addition to her daughter, she is survived by daughters Chelsea Foster and Cherelle, four brothers, six grandchildren, and her former husband.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at New Covenant Church, 7900 Germantown Ave., where Mrs. Blunt-Cutting was a member of the NetCare and Morning Prayer groups.