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Kenneth E. Edwards (1942 - 2013)

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Kenneth Edwards

Kenneth E. Edwards, 70, of Columbia, Ill., born Nov. 15, 1942, in Earth, Texas, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in Columbia, Ill.

Mr. Edwards was a member of United Auto Workers Union, and the Texas Cherokee Nation. He had retired as a repairman with General Motors Corp., in Wentzville, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Eugene Edwards and Lillie Mae, nee Snead, Davis; brothers, Eugene (Rose) Edwards and Lanny Edwards; and a sister-in-law, Joyce Lindley.

Surviving are his wife, Linda, nee Fischer, Edwards, whom he married on Sept. 3, 1966, in Dupo, Ill.; a son, Sean Edwards of Columbia, Ill.; daughters, Jocelyn (Timothy) Schmidt of Aledo, Texas and Maryann Nicole Edwards of Columbia, Ill.; grandchildren, Garrett, Zaine and Olivia Schmidt; sisters, Linda Sue Covey of Galian Laoning Province, P.R. of China, Janice (Richard) Mead of Cat Spring, Texas and Jane Edwards of Houston, Texas; brother, Glenn (Patty) Edwards of Dallas, Texas; sisters-in-law, Loretta (Pete) Gold of East Carondelet, Ill., and Mary Fischer of Dupo, Ill.; and other relatives and friends.

Memorial contribution suggestions: The Texas Cherokee Tribe, Troup, Texas. For more information, please access our website,

Visitation: Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Lawlor Funeral Home, Columbia, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2013, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Joe Haney officiating. Interment will follow in the Valhalla Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.

Published in Belleville News-Democrat on June 28, 2013
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