Edda Bingham, 73, of Aurora, passed away February 5, 2013 surrounded by her loving family, at Provena Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora. She was born in Berlin, Germany on January 2, 1940, the daughter of Hans and Olga (nee Zimmerman) Schoening. She was united in marriage to Edward Bingham February 4, 1961, in Houston, TX. Edda was proud of her German heritage but was most proud of becoming a U.S. citizen. She became a citizen on June 19, 1979 and would proudly wear a pendant that displayed that date. Edda was employed by Met Life for over twenty years as a Claims Adjuster. Her family always came first; she retired early to do what mattered most, care for her grandchildren. Edda had a wonderful personality that would make everyone around her have a special feeling of importance. She loved to garden, travel and shop. She is survived by her husband Edward Bingham of Aurora; her children Carrie (Brian) Reichardt, of Aurora, John (Beth) Bingham of Batavia, Tracie (John) Gilbert of Oswego and Marcie (Jeff) Rackmyer of North Aurora; nine grandchildren Austin and Tanner Reichardt, Kaila and Conner Bingham, Amanda, Brandon and Caitlin Gilbert, and Jake and Luke Rackmyer; a brother and two sisters all in Germany. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sister Gisela. Visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Friday, February 8, 2013 at Moss Family Funeral Home 209 South Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL. Funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Moss Family Funeral Home. Interment will follow in West Batavia Cemetery. In Edda’s memory she would like to encourage everyone to become an organ donor or to donate monetarily to an organ transplant charity of your choice.