Saturday, June 27, 2009

Obituary: Larry Donald Edens

Sent by his son, Jody; Larry appears in my family file here.

Larry Donald Edens, 67, Granby, died Wed., June 9, 2009 at his home on Gum Road in Granby, following failing health since 2005.

Larry was born July 22, 1941 in Neosho, MO. to Earl John Edens and Bernice Marie (Stockton) Edens and was a lifelong area resident. Larry attended Silver Moon School at Rt. 5 Neosho. He had served in the U. S. Army National Guards and had worked at Schrieber Foods in Carthage until he had to take early retirement due to ill health and was of the Pentecostal faith.

He married Velma Lea (Walker) Edens on Nov. 4, 1962 in Okmulgee, OK and she survives.

Additional survivors include three sons, Bubby "Jody" Edens Eggensperger and his partner, Shawn Spencer, Mulberry, KS; Larry "Jamie" James Edens and wife, Shelly, and Brian Lee Edens and his wife, Denise, all of Granby; two brothers, Robert Ray Edens and wife, Opal, Oronogo, MO and Kenneth Wayne Edens and wife, Jolene, Joplin; 8 grandchildren; Aaron Matthew Edens, Jessica Marie Edens, Chelsey Nicole Edens, Levi James Edens, Laci Jo Edens, Dakota James Edens, Raven Lynn Edens and Ford Lee Edens; 6 step-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; Genieva Earline Edens, Charlotte "Kay" Kay (Edens) Rinehart, Joyce Lea (Edens) Simpson, and one brother; Freddie Dale Edens.

Graveside services will be Sat., June 13, 2009 at 10:00 am at the Greenwood Cemetery, Granby, Rev. Shelly Edens and Rev. Joe Serta will officiate. Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home, Granby on Friday from 9 am to 6 pm.

Contributions in memory of Larry may be made to St. John's Hospice, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 26, Granby, MO.

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