Edna L. (Lombardo) Langsdorf Joquel(2013)

Edna L. Langsdorf Joquel (nee Lombardo), FLEW INTO HER SAVIOR'S ARMS ON March 12, 2013.

Edna Louise was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended Roosevelt High School. In 1943, Edna married Arthur L. Langsdorf. They had three children: Judith Lee Taxman of St. Louis, Barbara Ann Langsdorf, deceased at age 5, and A. Robert Langdsdorf, deceased at age 21.

Although Edna had a life with many tragedies, she was like "THE PHOENIX" and rose above these life events with her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. She never asked "Why me"? Instead, "Why not me"!

In her "golden years" after Art passed away, Edna went to a family wedding in St. Louis where she met and instantly fell in love with Paul C. Joquel, of Sedalia. A year later, Edna and Paul were married. Edna embraced having two more daughters: Keri Kolb (husband Steve) of Overland Park, Kansas, and Julie Schneider (husband Gary) of Bakersfield, California.

Edna treasured her life in Sedalia. She never met a stranger. Plus, she greeted each new friend with kindness, a smile, and a compliment. Edna loved to laugh, dance, play games with her friends, as well as spend time with her family.

Edna Joquel leaves behind a beautiful family, including her beloved son-in-law, who she called her son, Paul Jay Taxman, her cherished grandson, Jeffery E. Bremer ,who stole her heart upon his birth, her beautiful only granddaughter, Paige Renee' Bremer, deceased at age 31, another wonderful grandson. Andrew Joquel, age 10, Overland Park, Kansas, who when she saw him born exclaimed "Move over Pawpaw Grandma's in LOVE"!

Edna's extended family includes Jenny and Tony Nguyen, of St. Louis, who brought her four great grandchildren: Lily, age 18, Kevin, age 16, Michael, age 14, and Brittany, age 13.

Edna has many nieces (especially Carol Tokas) and nephews (especially Dennis Hampel and wife Clydea) and friends (especially Curt Baumgartner) she leaves behind.

Most of all, she leaves behind her loving devoted husband, Paul C. Joquel, who she absolutely adored and would often call her "Handsome Frenchman"!

The family wishes to thank those who were so kind to Edna in her time of need: Crystal, Dot, Dr. Braverman, and her team of Angels from St. Anthony's Hospice.

A celebration service will be held at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel, Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 1pm.

Donations on Edna's behalf can be made to: The Children's Therapy Center, 4515 W. Main St, Sedalia, MO 65301.

Lovingly written for mom by Judy!

P.S. Mom we are really going to miss you.

Funeral Home

McLaughlin Funeral Chapel
519 S Ohio Ave Sedalia, MO 65301
(660) 826-8000
Published in SedaliaDemocrat.com on Mar. 13, 2013