Obituaries

Russell E. Edmonds, Sr. 1921 - 2008

A memorial service for Russell E. Edmonds, Sr., 86, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8 at the Florence Riford Senior Center, 530 Bury Street.
Mr. Edmonds died Saturday, March 2, 2008, at his home.
He was born July 6, 1921 and was one of nine children to Matthew & Pearl Edmonds of Leavenworth.
Mr. Edmonds was a dairyman in Leavenworth County for many years and later worked for the City of Tonganoxie before retiring.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Reba J. Edmonds of McLouth; daughters, Roxane Polley, Leavenworth, Teresa Edmonds, Shawnee, and Kathleen Turner, Grain Valley, Mo; sons Russell Edmonds, Jr., Bonner Springs, and Matthew Edmonds, Basehor; sisters Berniece Smith, Tonganoxie, and Rosalea Heuvel, Leavenworth; brothers Chester Edmonds, of Texas, and Willis Edmonds, Leavenworth; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions be made to the Coalition for Independence, 4911 State Ave., Kansas City, KS 66102, or The Council on Aging, attn: Linda Lobb, 109A Delaware, Leavenworth 66048.