Charles “Ed” Black

A Celebration Memorial will be held later for Charles “Ed” Black, 75, Lawrence, Kansas. Ed passed away at home on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

He was born in Wichita, Kansas on April 10, 1944 and adopted by Charles Edward and Hellen (Delthenri) Black.

He was a teacher and media specialist in Haysville and Derby, Kansas.

Survivors include Donna of the home, two daughters Brea Black (Matt Torrres), Jeana (Jerod) Lyles, and two grandchildren, Gabriel and Alice.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association or The Nature Conservancy and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

7 Condolences

  1. Dorothy on April 7, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    My heart goes out to you and your family in this time of sorrow.
    Prayers too,
    Dorothy Cook

  2. Laurel Johnson on April 8, 2020 at 11:44 am

    Donna, so sorry to hear that Ed has passed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your girls. Laurel

  3. Donna and Jim Flory on April 8, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Dear Donna –
    Jim & I are thinking of you and your family and holding you in our prayers. May precious memories bring you comfort.

  4. Virginia (Burnett) (Black) Kerth on April 10, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Dear Donna and family–Love and prayers for all of you in the loss of Ed. He was my classmate in the class of 1962 in Douglass, Ks. He was always such a kind friend and a gentleman. My memories of him are so very fond. Blessings

  5. Craig Gerdes on April 12, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Donna, so sorry to hear about Ed. I enjoyed working with you and Ed in Derby and then spending time with you at your home in Lawrence.

    Craig Gerdes

  6. Penny Jenkins on April 15, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Donna & family, I am so shocked & so sorry to hear about Ed. I worked with him at Derby High for years. He was the nicest man I’d ever met. You are in my prayers as you go through this difficult time.

  7. Shari Hand on May 1, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Ed. We spent many years working together in Derby and he will be deeply missed. Ed was always so thoughtful and helpful. His sense of humor brightened my days. My thoughts and prayers to you, Brea, and Jeana.

Leave a Condolence