Edna J. St. John New Brighton Edna J. St. John, 81, of New Brighton, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Edna was born August 30, 1937. She was the widow of Joseph D. St. John, Sr., whom she married December 7, 1957, celebrating 51 years of marriage. Beloved mother to Joseph D. St. John, Jr. (Susan), Jeffrey St. John (Marisa), Jeri Reynolds (Jeff); brother James H. Coburn III (Virginia). She was preceded in death by her parents, James H., Jr. and Eva Mae (Radcliffe) Coburn and a son, Jay D. St. John. Edna was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling, flowers, loved animals, spending winters in Florida, and most of all spending time with her family. A graduate of New Brighton High School in 1955, she was valedictorian of her class. Friends will be received Friday, May 17, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the SAUL-GABAUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 273 Rout 68, Rochester (adjacent to Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum), where services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. The family of Edna wishes to express many thanks to the staff at Grane Hospice and Providence Care Center for the care that Edna received during her stay. Online condolences may be offered at www.saul-gabauer.com.