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Leroy Kerr "Friday" Edwards

Male 1928 - 2014


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  • Name  Leroy Kerr "Friday" Edwards  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Nickname  Friday 
    High School  1928  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Morning Sun High School 
    Born  9 May 1928  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender  Male 
    Iowa Birth Records 
    • Name: Leroy Kerr Edwards; Event: Birth; Event Date: 9 May 1928; Event Place: Wapello Township, Louisa, Iowa, United States; Gender: Male; Father: Paul Robert Edwards; Mother: Ivy Marguerite Kerr; Certificate Number:; Film Number: 1870318; Digital Folder Number: 004708043; Image Number: 00012
    High School  1948  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Morning Sun High School 
    Residence  Apr 1982  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Residence  Dec 1992  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence  Jan 2000  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence  2001  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Birthday Announcement  4 May 2008  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Leroy "Friday" Edwards will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house hosted by his family from 1 to 3 p.m. May 10 at the Eagles Club in Burlington. All friends and family are invited. His birthday is May 9.
    Obituary  Apr 2014  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home website 
    • Leroy "Friday" Kerr Edwards, 85, of Morning Sun, Iowa died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the Morning Sun Care Center in Morning Sun, Iowa.

      He was born in Wapello, Iowa, on May 9, 1928, to Paul and Marguerite Kerr Edwards. He graduated from Morning Sun High School in 1928. He married Thelma Eubanks on January 15, 1950, and they had two sons, Leslie and Michael. He later married Shirley Booten Ford on July 28, 1993.

      Friday retired from the US Gypsum Plant in Mediapolis, Iowa. Friday was a lifelong resident of Louisa County. He was a member of the Burlington Eagles Club and Burlington Moose Lodge. He enjoyed golfing and being with friends and family.

      Friday is survived by two sons, Leslie (Janice) Edwards and Michael Edwards: four step-daughters, Debra Williams, Tina (Mark) Wiegand, Rhonda (Kevin) Harris, Simone (Greg Smith) Ford, and Stacey Ford; one sister Marge (George) Sodemann, and two brothers, Paul Raymond Edwards and Jesse (Bernice) Edwards; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Cody Werther.

      He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife.

      Cremation has been accorded and there will be no visitation.

      Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Elmwood Cemetery in Morning Sun, Iowa, with Reverend Sue-Ellen Sherman officiating. A lunchecon will be held immediately following the service at the United Methodist Church in Morning Sun, Iowa.

      Memorials can be made to Hope Haven or the Elmwood Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund.

      Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Morning Sun is assisting the family with arrangements.
    Died  1 Apr 2014  Morning Sun Care Center, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8
    Buried  5 Apr 2014  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8
    Person ID  I4519  All Families
    Last Modified  22 Mar 2015 

    Father  Paul Robert Edwards,   b. 25 Oct 1905, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1982, Columbus City, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Iva Marguerite "Marguerite" Kerr,   b. 30 Aug 1907, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 2000, Morning Sun Care Center, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Jul 1925  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 14, 15
    Alt. Marriage  8 Jul 1926  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Name: Paul Edwards; Event Type: Marriage; Event Date: 8 July 1925; Event Place: Henry, Iowa, United States; Age: 21; Father's Name: Robert Edwards; Mother's Name: Elizabeth Kellemberger; Spouse's Name: Marguerite Kerr; Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1907; Spouse's Father's Name: Jesse Kerr; Spouse's Mother's Name: Mary Stitt; Gs Film Number: 1750230; Digital Folder Number: 004266319
    Residence  Feb 1951  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Anniversary Announcement  27 Jun 1975  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    the Muscatine Daily Journal 
    • Mr. and Mrs. Paul Edwards, Route 2, Mediapolis, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 6, at the Morning Sun Library. Marguerite Kerr and Paul Edwards were married July 8, 1925, at Mount Pleasant.

      Hosting the celebration will be the couple's children, Mr. and Mrs. George (Marjorie) Sodemann of Champaign, Illinois, Jess Edwards of Burlington, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Edwards and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Edwards of Morning Sun.

      The couple has 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. All friends and relatives are invited to the open house.
    The 50th Wedding Anniversary Announcement of Paul and Marguerite Iva (Kerr) Edwards
    The 50th Wedding Anniversary Announcement of Paul and Marguerite Iva (Kerr) Edwards
    Paul and Marguerite were married July 8, 1925, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
    Family ID  F7510  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Thelma Maxine Eubanks,   b. 9 Oct 1932, near Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1991, Methodist Hospital, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Jan 1950  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    Marriage Announcement  18 Jan 1950  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • BRIDE -- Miss Thelma Eubanks, daughter of Mrs. Hazel Eubanks, and Leroy E. Wards (sic: Edwards), son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Wards (sic), all of Morning Sun, were married January 15 at 7 p.m. at the home of the bride's mother. Reverend J. Milton Kinney, pastor of the Methodist church in Morning Sun, officiated at the double ring ceremony in the presence of 75 guests.

      Attendants were Miss Janet Hamilton and Dale Thomas, both of Morning Sun. Robert Griffith was soloist, accompanied by Miss Rosemary Dunn. The bride wore a blue crepe dress and carried a bouquet of red roses. Her necklace was a gift of the bridegroom. A reception followed the ceremony. Those assisting were Miss Judy Deam, Miss Nina Kerr, Miss Marcella Marshall, Miss Joyce Coakley and Miss Mae Thomas.

      The bride attended Morning Sun high school. Her husband [is] a graduate of Morning Sun high school and is employed as a plumber.

      After a short wedding trip the couple will live in an apartment at the Eubanks home.
    Newspaper Article  28 Mar 1962  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    the Muscatine Journal 
    • Family Dinner Held Sunday At Hemphills

      Wapello (IA) -- A family dinner was held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Hemphill near Newport Sunday.

      Present for the occasion were Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jackson and family of Burlington, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Edwards and family of Morning Sun, Mrs. Mary Hussel of Burlington, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Eubanks and son of Crawfordsville, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Garrison of Mediapolis: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taylor and Terry, Ed Eubanks, Mrs. Nellie Moyer, and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Hemphill and Dennis, a student at Penn College, Oskaloosa, who is home on vacation.
    Family Dinner Held Sunday At Hemphills
    Local news from Wapello, Iowa, published in the Muscatine Journal, with mention of a dinner at the home of Harvey H. and Hazel (Hamilton/Eubanks) Hemphill's home. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Residence  Jun 1975  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Children 
     1. Leslie L. "Les" Edwards
     2. Mike Edwards
    Marriage Documentation
    The Marriage Announcement of Thelma Maxine Eubanks and Leroy K. 'Friday' Edwards
    The Marriage Announcement of Thelma Maxine Eubanks and Leroy K. "Friday" Edwards
    Thelma and Friday were married January 15, 1950, in Morning Sun, Iowa.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F1868  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Shirley Ann Booten 
    Last Modified  22 Mar 2015 
    Family ID  F24393  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S8226] Hamilton, Frank Upton - Obituary (Morning Sun News-Herald), (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, February 16, 1950; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa).

    2. [S8056] Myfamily.com People Finder (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S8812] Edwards, Leroy "Friday" - 80th Birthday Announcement, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, May 4, 2008; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S8008] Louisa's History - Volume 9 Number 4 Morning Sun Graduates, (originally published in Louisa's History by the Louisa County Historical Society, Volume 9, Number 4, October 2008; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S3215] Iowa Births and Christenings, Iowa County Births (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S13372] Edwards, Leroy Kerr "Friday" - Obituary, (originally published at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home website, April 2014; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S3706] Zaba Search (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S4443] Edwards, Paul Robert - Obituary (unknown paper), (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, April 1982) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S3036] Edwards, Paul Robert - Obituary (Hawk Eye), (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 12, April 9, 1982; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S923] Hemphill, Hazel Agnes (Hamilton/Eubanks) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9A, December 27, 1992; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S3038] Edwards, Marguerite Iva (Kerr) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, January 7, 2000; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    13. [S534] Online Record (Reliability: 3).
      people.yahoo.com

    14. [S1013] Edwards, Paul Robert and Marguerite Iva (Kerr) - 50th Wedding Anniversary Announcement, (originally published in the Muscatine Daily Journal, page 7, June 27, 1975; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S3037] Kerr, Jesse Harris - Obituary, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, February 15, 1951; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    17. [S790] Edwards, Thelma Maxine (Eubanks) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9, September 19, 1991; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    18. [S1012] Eubanks, Thelma Maxine and Leroy Kerr "Friday" Edwards - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 6, January 18, 1950; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    19. [S789] Hemphill Family Dinner, (originally published in the Muscatine Journal, page 17, March 28, 1962; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).