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Westfield reports Councilor Joe Edwards’ death



Westfield, Indiana – Joe Edwards, a councilor for Westfield, passed away on Friday, the city of Westfield said in a news release.

Edwards, a lifetime resident of Westfield, specialized in company finance for the majority of his career. Up until 2005, he was the owner and operator of Edwards-Steele Financial Services. He started out serving on town councils before moving on to city councils.

According to the news release, “Edwards played an instrumental role in guiding Westfield’s transformation from a small farming town into the sixth fastest-growing city in the nation. His leadership , thoughtful policymaking, and deep-rooted love for the city helped shape Westfield.

Westfield recently honored Edwards by naming a future park after him: “Joe Edwards Plaza.”

“Joe was a tireless proponent for Westfield,” said Andy Cook, mayor of Westfield. “His passion for our community, advocacy for its residents, and relentless pursuit of progress have left a legacy that will continue to benefit future generations of Westfield residents.”

Edwards is survived by Jo Ann, his wife of more than 50 years. In addition, he was a great-grandfather, grandfather, and father. Funeral services will soon be held.



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