Melva Jean Edmonds

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.

7 Condolences

  1. Danny Basel on April 9, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    Brett we are so sorry to hear of your Grandma passing. You are all in are prayers. Dad and Ann

  2. Matt M Montgomery on April 9, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    So sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady and I enjoyed working with her and Bill at the Mobile station years ago. Melva always had a good joke and brought treats to the station all the time.
    Prayers to yall and friends and family .

  3. DJulienne Kaslaitis on April 9, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    We came to know and love Melva in Lawrence at First Christian Church. She was a fine Christian lady and friend. Blessings to you her family! She spoke often of her love for her family.

  4. Elaine & Stephen Horton on April 10, 2021 at 11:50 am

    I am so sorry for the loss of one of my dear friends. Heart felt condolences to her children, siblings, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Melva and I always had a great time when we were together and I always loved the fact that she was always a person that what you see is what you get. She never put on airs she just was who she was. I find this to be a rare and admirable trait in people. We have both had some difficult health challenges in the past year on top of dealing with COVID. I will miss you greatly my dear friend. Much love and GOD speed to you.

  5. matt L westphal on April 11, 2021 at 8:39 am

    So sorry to hear about Melvas passing. She was a good friend to my wife Karla and I and we spent many hours having dinners at Perkins and wherever we could find. Even homemade meals were a treat. We came to know Melva at our Griefshare group at First Christian church. She was a dear friend and will be very much missed by us.

  6. Dr. John H Hill II on April 11, 2021 at 3:53 pm

    What a huge loss! Melva was an integral part of the Hill Chiropractic team in serving the Lawrence community. She was the office front line to all patients. She had an admirable work ethic that valued dependability, productivity, and the insistence to always do everything right (often that meant her way). She was willing to learn new computer procedures but often believed “the old was just as good or better than the new”! Melva truly made a difference in her thirteen plus years of working with us. It was an honor to have know such a Christian lady. Our heart goes out to all her family; she will be much missed.

  7. Gloria Graves on April 11, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    Our sincere condolences to Melva’s family. I met her when my husband worked with Bill at Mobile Station in the 70’s. She was a sweet lady. My husband and I enjoyed visiting with her when we last saw her. She will be greatly missed.
    Perry & Gloria Graves

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