Edith Burroughs didn't discover bowling until she was 26 years old. Six years later, in 1972, she was named Beacon Journal Bowler of the Year. She received that honor four other times in the ensuing six years. Her titles include the Ohio State Tournament singles championship in 1974 and the doubles championship in 1978. She won twice on the Ladies Professional Bowlers Association tour, the last time as a 40-year old grandmother in 1979, when she averaged 232 in the four championship matches. She was inducted into the Tri-County Bowling Hall of Fame in 1984.