Edna Jean Garner, Iola, passed away July 24, 2013, at the beautiful and peaceful Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, Mo.
Edna was born July 12, 1952, in Bakersfield, Calif., the daughter of Bennie Lee Williams and Lena Pearl Conger, Iola. She grew up in Iola, where she was a daycare provider for more than 30 years. Edna was also a foster mother to numerous local children. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bennie and Lena. Edna is survived by her twin sons, Mitchell Garner, Iola, and Michal Garner, Overland Park; two adopted sons, Andrew and Michael Garner, Iola, and Jennifer Switzer, Overland Park; four grandchildren, Grace, William, Redford and Keegon Garner.
Edna was a member of the LaHarpe Ladies VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking, camping, fishing, watching children play, decorating for the holidays and gossiping with her best friend, Linda Bartholomew, Iola.
Graveside funeral services will be Monday at the Iola Highland Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. with graveside viewing beginning at 9 a.m. Memorials may be sent to the Edna J. Garner Memorial Fund under the care of Waugh-Yokum and Friskel, Iola.
Edna’s family has provided the following poem to capture her love for children:
Forever in my heart
Although I’m not their mother
I care for them each day,
I cuddle, sing and read to them
And watch them as they play.
I see each new accomplishment,
I help them grow and learn.
I understand their language,
I listen with concern.
They come to me for comfort,
And I kiss away their tears.
They proudly show their work to me,
I give the loudest cheers!
No, I’m not their mother,
But my role is just as strong.
I nurture them and keep them safe,
Though maybe not for long.
I know someday the time will come,
When we will have to part.
But I know each child I cared for,
is forever in my heart!
— Author Unknown —
Edna, you too will forever be in our hearts!
Jesse D. “JD” Schaal, 81, Chanute, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017, at Via Christi–St. Francis in Wichita.JD was born on Jan. 10, 1936, in Chanute, the son of Jess and Marie (Stitt) Schaal.JD graduated from Chanute High School in 1954. On Sept. 16, 1956,... [More]
Ashley Janelle Lord, 29, Hermitage, Tenn., formerly of Moran, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017, at TriStar Summit Medical Center, Hermitage.Ashley was born to Jamie (Siefker) Lord and Marty Lord on March 22, 1988, in Farmington, Mo. Ashley began school at Bismarck, Mo., where... [More]
Rolland DeWayne Guder, 65, Bronson, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017, east of Moran.Rolland was born Oct. 19, 1951, in Fort Scott, to Everett V. and Dollene J. (Talbott) Guder. He graduated from Uniontown High School and joined the Kansas Army National Guard, where he served... [More]
Allen County commissioners said on Tuesday they intend to provide $100,000 in their 2018 budget to support the Bowlus Fine Arts and Cultural Center.The county upped its support to the Bowlus from $32,000 to $82,000 in 2016 when the school district complained it could not afford... [More]
Paul Ebner has dabbled in carpentry, is a whiz mechanic and loves being outdoors.He’s happiest when he’s on two wheels and pedaling.“Cycling is one of those things you can do for years and years and years,” Ebner said. “You get the same feeling as... [More]
The Iola High School forensics team will host a showcase and dinner at 6 p.m. Monday at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center.Audiences will be treated to national- and state-qualifying speech and drama performances following a free-will donation baked potato dinner and silent auction.Proceeds... [More]
Chloe Gardner and the Iola Fillies were in need of a confidence boost. And a game one win against Parsons gave the the team a reason to smile.Finally. The Fillies have had a rough stretch of games to open the season.Going into the bottom of the seventh inning trailing the Vikings... [More]
HUMBOLDT — Rayce Hoepker had his pick of colleges lined up vying for his services on the basketball court next season.After all, what school wouldn’t covet a 27.5 point-per-game scorer, who also carries a 4.0 GPA. It is safe to say that Hoepker had a wide variety... [More]
- WALK-OFF WINNER: Gardner comes up with big hit late for Fillies
- Hoepker signs with Red Devils, McCall joins Panther program
- Bycroft’s blast leads to sweep
- Splane shines as Cubs win in Cherryvale
- Whitwell takes checkers after soggy weekend
- PLAYING THROUGH: Sellman medals despite tough conditions
- Wildcats swept by Vikings
- Championship squad