Wichita — Ila Berenice (Andrea) Edmondson, 93, formerly of Bella Vista, Arkansas, died Friday, February 11, 2011 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas.
She was born October 9, 1917 at Holyrood, Kansas the daughter of Sherman and Ella Wanasek Andrea. She was a homemaker and former secretary for the Dairy Research Department at the University of Arkansas. She was a charter member of the Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, Arkansas and a past worthy matron of the Holyrood Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.
On December 30, 1944, she married Locke Franklin Edmondson. He preceded her in death April 18, 2003.
Berenice was also preceded in death by three brothers: Kenneth, Glen and Arthur Andrea and a granddaughter Bethany Rose Edmondson.
Survivors include sons: Byron Edmondson and wife Julie of Lawrence, Kansas; Keith Edmondson of Falls Church, Virginia; one daughter Norma Lester and husband Jim of Wichita, Kansas; one brother David Andrea and wife Nadine of Bella Vista, Arkansas; 7 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, 2011 from the Westwood Presbyterian Church, Wichita, KS. Graveside service will be at 4:00 p.m. in the Bella Vista Memorial Garden, Bella Vista; AR. Arrangements are by Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs, KS. Online condolences and guest book available at www.ebersolemortuary.com.
A memorial has been established to the Westwood Presbyterian Church Organ Fund.