Elizabeth Ann Edmonds (1917 - 2012)

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CLEARWATER, Fla. – Elizabeth Ann Edmonds, 95, of Clearwater died Tuesday, Nov. 27 at her home. Elizabeth was born on July 25, 1917 in Miami, Mo. to Raymond Saufley and Elizabeth Anne (Hamner) Edmonds who preceded her in death. Her older brothers, Augustus Hamner Edmonds also born on July 25, and Wilson Palmore Edmonds also preceded her in death. As a young girl Elizabeth sang in her church choir, as did her mother and her mother's twin sister. She attended junior college in Burlington when she was 17 and graduated from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls (now the University of Northern Iowa). Elizabeth began her teaching career in Independence in Physical Education and Biology. She met and married her husband, Frank Daniel Klumpar and had a daughter, Konstance Anne. Frank preceded her in death in 1986. Betty, as she became known, attended the Methodist Church in Independence, and was a member of PEO. Throughout her life she was lovingly called by many names. Her family and early friends called her Sis, Sis Ann or Sister. After college she was known as Betty, Betty Ann, Liz and Liz Ann and in later life, she was referred to as Elizabeth or Elizabeth Ann. Elizabeth moved to Clearwater, Florida in 1966 where she taught in Cottingham School for the winter. She began a second career by graduating with a degree in Medical Records from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. She served as a Medical Records Administrator for a number of years in Fort Meyers and Clearwater, Fla. In later years her hobbies included reading and dancing. She and her good friend, Dale, would go dancing three to five times a week. Her permanent move to Florida was in 1968 and she lived out the rest of her life there.
Her daughter, Konstance Anne McCaffree, PhD, who lives in Doylestown, Pa., survives her.
Memorial Services to be held at a later date. Arrangements by Moss Feaster Funeral Home, 693 South Belcher Road, Clearwater, FL 727-562-2070. Condolences may be offered at www.mossfeasterclearwater.com.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Dec. 20, 2012 to Jan. 5, 2013