Obituaries

Obituaries

Donald E. Edwards 1945 - 2007

Funeral services for Donald E. Edwards, 62, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.Mr. Edwards died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born Oct. 16, 1945, in Lawrence, the son of Arthur and Edith Carr Edwards. He attended Woodlawn School and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1964.Mr. Edwards worked at Keeler's Book Store and the city of Lawrence water plant. He recently retired from Kansas Power and Light/Westar after 35 years of service. He was a drummer for the Country Rhythms band. He enjoyed restoring cars and going to the casino in retirement.He married Sandra Hooper on Dec. 1, 1966. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, Rodney, Lawrence; two daughters, Carrie Marquette and Tracy Marquette, both of Lawrence; a sister, Sharon Smith and husband Jim, Osage City; 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.