Barbara Edds

Obituary
  • "Breck, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Betty"
    - Betty (Essman)Remmenga

Barbara J. Edds Barbara Jeanne Martinson Edds, Topeka, Kansas, passed peacefully on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Born April 7, 1923, in Topeka, Barbara was the fourth child of Charles Alfred Martinson, Sr. and Lulu Virginia Sholander Martinson. She graduated in 1939 from Seaman High School and later from Strickler s School of Business. She was a lifelong member of the West Side Baptist Church. Barbara derived a great deal of joy reading pioneer history, working crossword puzzles, and presenting quilting programs in and around the Topeka area. Being very creative, she drew all the family plans for her family home west of Topeka. But above all, she was a loving wife, mother, counselor, comforter, and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sisters, Margaret Martinson and Lorraine Cobb, and her brother, Charles Martinson, Jr. She and her husband, Clyde Buddy Edds, were married on March 5, 1943, at her parents home in Topeka. Clyde preceded her in death on March 12, 2005. They had been married 62 years. Survivors include her sister and brother, Madeleine Martinson and David Martinson (Virginia), both of Topeka, her daughters, Nancy Saylor (Dr. Mark) of Topeka and Linda Dawson of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and her son, Dr. Breck Edds (Lynn) of Topeka. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews, her beloved grandchildren, Jodi Rae Dawson Tilbury (Michael) and Evan Ward Dawson, and her two great-grandchildren, Austin and Brooke Tilbury. The family will receive visitors from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Penwell-Gabel Southwest Chapel, 3700 SW Wanamaker Rd., Topeka, on Thursday, July 24, 2014. A graveside service will be held at Mount Hope Cemetery, 4700 SW 17th St., Topeka, at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to West Side Baptist Church, 1008 W. Fourth Street, Topeka, KS 66606 or to one s . To leave a message for the family online, please visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com. Barbara J. Edds


Funeral Home
Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 SW Wanamaker Rd Topeka, KS 66610
(785) 272-9798
Funeral Home Details
Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on July 20, 2014
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