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Effie Louise Edwards 1928 - 2013 Spring Hill

Effie Louise Edwards, 85, of Spring Hill, formerly of Lawrence and Richmond, passed away May 20, 2013 at Blackhawk Assisted Living in Spring Hill. Memorial services will be held 10:30 am Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Richmond Community United Methodist Church in Richmond, KS; reception following the service. Burial at a later date at Richmond Cemetery. Her body was donated to the KU Medical Center. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas Ornithological Society. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com
Effie was born March 1, 1928 in Hillsboro, KS to Herman Riesen and Elizabeth Evangeline (Funk) Nickel. She graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1946. Effie attended Bethel College and graduated from K State with a BS in Home Economics. Effie married Charles Staley Edwards on July 16, 1955 in Hillsboro, KS. She taught Home Economics at Ottawa HS. Later teaching elementary education at Welda, and Garnett; retiring from Garnett in 1988. After retiring she worked at Cottonwood Group Homes and the Douglas County Senior Center as a Meal Site Coordinator. Later in life she married Fred Weast; they later divorced. Effie was a member of the Richmond Community United Meth. Church, Delta Kappa Gamma and the Kansas Ornithological Society. She enjoyed knitting, bird watching, gardening, traveling (to places like Peru, Europe, New Mexico and Alaska), and enjoyed her winter home in Nokomis, Florida. Effie will be dearly missed by family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Charles S. Edwards. Effie is survived by her children, Carl Edwards and Mark Stotler, Lawrence, KS, Roy and Cindy Edwards, Spring Hill, KS and Glen and Denise Edwards, Overland Park, KS; three grandsons and three granddaughters; sisters, Lola and Jim Ellis, Wichita, KS and Anna Lee and William Ewert, Halstead, KS; four nephews and two nieces.
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