Vernon Lee “Strawberry” Edwards, 77, of Marissa, born June 27, 1935, in St. Louis, Mo., passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta.
Mr. Edwards was a retired coal mine manager. He currently enjoyed working a Buchheits Farm Supply Store in Sparta. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a Shriner.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Veronica, nee Kane; brothers; and a son, Alan Edwards.
He is survived by his wife Brenda, nee Pickering, Edwards; children, Pamela (Roy) Wiggins of Galatia, Verna Edwards of Marissa, Lonnie Reeves of Belleville, Pamela Treat of Carrier Mills, Penny Reeves of Kansas City, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Andrea, Derick, Casey, Josh, Quade, Christopher, Aaron, Brandon; one great-grandchild, Bella; one sister, Linda (Louie) Douglas of Harrisburg.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at http://www.heilschuessler.com/
In accordance with Vernon’s wishes no services will be held.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Homes in Marissa is in charge of arrangements.