Joan Moberly Edwards

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Edwards, Joan Moberly Joan Moberly Edwards, at the age of 81, of Ladue, died in the presence of her beloved children, on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Joan was born in St. Louis to Besse Roe and Ralph Moon Moberly. She attended Ferguson schools, graduated from Ward Belmont College in Nashville, TN and married her beloved husband, Benjamin F. Edwards III in June 1953. They had been married almost 56 years when he predeceased her in 2009. Joan loved life and cherished her many friends from St. Louis, the Gatesworth, the A.G. Edwards family and all over the U.S. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, charitable heart, fun sense of humor, lavish generosity, hand-written notes, pig collection and rubber chicken purse. She was a gracious hostess, thoughtful friend, devoted wife, loving mother and doting grandmother and great grandmother. Joan believed in Jesus Christ as her Savior and was a member of the Episcopal Church of St. Michael and St. George. Joan loved St. Louis and helping those in need; over the years she volunteered with St. Louis Children's Hospital, Zoofari, Missouri Historical Society, and St. Louis Symphony, among others. Joan is survived by her children: Scott Edwards (Mary) of St. Louis, Benjamin IV Tad Edwards (Catherine) of St. Louis, Pamela Edwards Bunn (Lee) of Raleigh, NC and Susan Edwards Medart (Michael) of St. Louis; and by her eleven grandchildren and five great-grands; Julie Seyer (Chris) with Henry and Louis, Brett Edwards (Kristen) with Olivia, Becca Edwards, Hadley Edwards, Benjamin Edwards V, Guthrie Bunn (Jill) with Cohen and Presley, Riley Bunn (Diane), Macon Bunn, Griffin Medart, Mason Medart and Hayden Medart. Joan is also survived by her brother, Dr. Ralph Moberly Jr. of Honolulu, HI. Joan's family is grateful for Harriet Jackson who lovingly cared for Mrs. E for over a year with her team of Rhonda Wilson and the girls. Services: The family will receive all who wish to visit on Sunday, May 13, 2012 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Bogey Club, 9266 Clayton Road, in Ladue. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Graham Chapel, on the campus of Washington University, 6445 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis. Complimentary parking available at the Danforth University Center's garage. Enter on Wallace Drive off of Forsyth Blvd. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to St. Louis Children's Hospital, One Children's Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63110 (www.stlouischildrens.org) or to Sunshine Ministries, P.0. Box 66880, St. Louis, MO 63166 (sunshineministries.org). Her children rise up and call her blessed. Proverbs 31:28. A Service of LUPTON CHAPEL

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from May 9 to May 13, 2012