Nathan Edmiston

Nathan EdmistonNathan Andrew Edmiston, 24, of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Rushville, died May 11, 2016, in Scottsdale.

He was born June 14, 1991, in Macomb, a son of Charles and Gretchen Bockhorst Edmiston.

Surviving are his parents of Rushville; one sister, Sarah Edmiston of Jacksonville; one brother, Ben (and Therese) Edmiston of Naperville; one niece, Kyleigh Grace Edmiston; grandmother Catherine Edmiston of Abingdon; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert Edmiston and Gene and Mary Bockhorst.

Beginning at age 10, he volunteered at the Princess Theater in Rushville. During high school, he volunteered and was a member of the stage crew and was a blood donor. He graduated from Rushville High School in 2010.

He attended the University of Evansville in Evansville, Ind. While there, he served as photo editor and chief photographer for Student Publications, including LinC, the university yearbook. He won first place in Sports Photography from the Indiana Collegiate Press Association, served as a Justice with the Student Government Association Supreme Court and was involved with the Institute for Global Enterprise. He was a member of the University of Evansville Venturing Crew.

During his time at UE, he studied abroad at Harlaxton College in England. He interned one summer as the communication assistant for the World Fair Trade Organization in Culemborg, The Netherlands, and as a district detective aide with the Washington, D.C. Police Department, while attending American University for one summer. He received his bachelors degree in communications, with minors in psychology and political science in 2014.

In December 2014, he joined the Wal-Mart Corporate Headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., to serve as a licensing compliance specialist. Currently, he was working at Yelp!, in Scottsdale, Ariz., as an ad operations associate, having joined them in January.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Rushville, and involved with churches in every community where he lived. He served on a mission trip to Mexico as a teenager, as a floor minister at the SchuyLight Christian Coffee House in Rushville, and as a member of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at UE as publicity coordinator.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Rushville with Reverend Grant Armstrong officiating. Burial will follow in the Christian Neck Cemetery, north of Rushville. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Thursday at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.

Memorials may be made to the University of Evansville to support students travel to Harlaxton College or First United Methodist Church for youth mission trips.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/18/2016


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