Funeral services for Melva Jean Edmonds, 81, Lawrence, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Lawrence Heights Christian Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Melva will be lying in state on Monday, April 12, 2021 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary from 10:00 am ~ 7 pm with family present from 5:00 pm ~ 7:00 pm.
Melva passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, KS.
Melva was born on May 16, 1939 in Colby, KS the daughter of George and Dorothy Kleinsorge.
She was employed as an office manager at Hill Chiropractic office for many years and retired in 2020.
She married Wilbur “Bill” George Edmonds on April 8, 1961 in Colby, KS. He preceded her in death on September 4, 2000.
Survivors include her two daughters, Roxie Edmonds, Ottawa, KS; Cheryl (Crespin) Rodriguez, Jr., Hutchinson, KS; son, Galen Edmonds, West Plaines, MO; six grandchildren; three step grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, siblings, Donna Kleinsorge, Fond Du Lac, WI; Vivian Kleinsorge, Fond Du Lac, WI; Evelyn Kleinsorge Henderson, Colby, KS; George Kleinsorge, Enterprise, KS; and Eleanora Kleinsorge Hanna, Lakeland, FL.
Memorial contributions may be made in Melva’s name to The American Heart Association and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.