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August 11, 1998


— Services for Benjamin Leigh Edmonds, 66, Berryton, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Penwell-Gabel Highland Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be at Clinton Cemetery.

Mr. Edmonds died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, at his home.

He was born Nov. 23, 1931, in Topeka, the son of Benjamin ``Cull'' Edmonds and Esther Augusta Maike Edmonds. He graduated from Topeka High and was a member of the Kansas National Guard for 19 years. He also worked for Sealtest Milk Distributors for almost 10 years and owned and operated E4 Excavating business for 30 years.

He was a member of Kansas Rural Water Assn., and Lawrence Gem and Mineral Society.

He married Shirley Jeanine Riepen on April 12, 1952, in Topeka. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Robin and Jerry, both of Berryton; a sister, Jeanette Bowen, Sun City West, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.

Friends may call after noon on Wednesday at the funeral chapel, where the family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care in Douglas County, 336 Mo., Lower Level, Lawrence 66044.

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