Services for Edna Irene Webb, 97, Shawnee, will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2012 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Inurnment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Mrs. Webb died April 30, 2012 at Shawnee Mission Hospital in Merriam, Kansas.
She was born January 21, 1915 in Timken, Kansas, the daughter of Emil and Lydia Schraeder.
She attended cosmetology school in Dodge City, Kansas, before meeting John J. Webb Jr. whom she married on July 14, 1940 in Hays, Kansas. Mr. Webb died on Aug. 6, 1989.
Mrs. Webb worked as a sales clerk at Weaver’s Department Store in Lawrence, Kansas, for 21 years, retiring in 1984.
She was a former Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader. She was also active in Sweet Adelines and the Green Thumb Garden Club. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her son John J. Webb III and his wife, Kay Webb, of Lenexa, Kansas, and her daughter Iris A. Neelley, and her husband, Kevin Neelley, also of Lenexa, and two grandchildren Susan and John Charles Webb.
The family suggests memorials to be sent to the First United Methodist Church.
I’m so glad I got to meet your MAMA. Lovely lady. Your friend Chic
I will forever count the privilege of meeting and serving your mom. Her captivating greeting is so evidenced in this picture of her. Iris, I could see the seeds of your mom in your precious countenance as well, Sorry that I did not get to meet you, John and respective spouses. Your mom’s acquaintance and spirit created an instant heart string for me..not to be unbroken. My prayers for peace are with you all. Loss is hard.
Edna was a very nice person. I remember one of my visits with her at her house where we listened to one of her records on her record player. I think it was the Sweet Adelines. Edna was always very nice to me.
I just heard from Mom and Dad of your mothers passing. I am so sorry. Dad would like to be there for the services but that is impossible with his current health. When we talked about her passing, I asked him if he was ok with it and he said that all he had to do was just think about all of the good times they had as children and it made him feel ok.
My sincere condolences,
Ward, Trish and family.
I worked with Edna for many years at Weavers, she was a wonderful and loving person. Cared for and was nice to all.
My condolences to the family.
Dear John & Kay, We are thinking about you and praying for you in this time of loss. May the Lord strengthen and comfort you in the days ahead.
Love, Dave & Susan Gras