FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Edna Alice McDowell Estep, wife of the late church history professor William R. Estep Jr., died April 9 at age 91. Edna Estep, who earned a bachelor of arts in religious education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, served beside her husband as he pastored several churches and joined him on numerous occasions in foreign missions work.

A funeral service will be held April 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Gambrell Street Baptist Church in Fort Worth. To read Estep’s full obituary, published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram April 12 and for further information about funeral, visitation and internment services, visit