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Robert Eldon Edwards ~ In Our Care ~ April 20, 2024

Robert Eldon Edwards

Maysville, Missouri….Robert Eldon Edwards, age 84, passed away April 20, 2024, at North Kansas City Hospital.

Bob was born March 28, 1940, in Maysville, Missouri, the son of Eldon Casey and Laura Mae (Stanton) Edwards.  He was one of 8 children, He attended his early schooling in a one room schoolhouse at Mt. Gilead, then middle school in Weatherby, and on to High School in Maysville, where he would graduate in 1958. At a very young age Bob would discover two enduring loves that would run throughout his entire life, Animals & Farming. He had a deep compassion and love for all animals.  Helping them and caring for them was a gift from God; real and meaningful for him. Bob also loved farming and was at his happiest on the seat of a tractor or being a caretaker of the land that he enjoyed from childhood.

He would tell you that his life totally changed on September 19th, 1971, when he married Reita (Crone).  They would enjoy the next 52 years together in love. He was always ready with an easy smile or a helping hand when needed.

Bob worked at Maysville Veterinary Clinic, for Dr. Breckinridge in King City, and Northwest Diagnostic Laboratories in Cameron throughout his working career.  He was always competitive and had a love for sports, especially the Kansas City Chiefs, which carried on to his grandchildren.

He was very secure in his faith and was an ordained Deacon of the Hopewell Baptist Church of which he was a member since childhood.  In his role as father, he was proud of all three of his children. He was the first to praise or criticize, whether coming from a place of love and caring; he was always dedicated to his family. Bob enjoyed a long life experiencing many things from one room schoolhouse in his youth to traveling the world with his family to different places.

He would face the many challenges of having Alzheimer’s Disease, ones that his mother and several siblings before him faced as well.   Even to the very end, his eyes would still light up when Reita would come into the room.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, George, William & John; sisters, Lois (Kenneth) Owen, Betty Huber, Marge (Bill) Buchanan, and Carolyn (Paul) Eggleston; and 3 nephews and 1 niece.

Survivors include his wife, Reita; sons, Russ (Mariel) Edwards, Smithville, Ryan Edwards, Maysville, and Tim (Cindy) Eggleston, Maysville; Grandchildren, Ryker, Rielle & Roxton Edwards of Smithville; brother, Harvey (Janice) Edwards, Raytown, MO; brother-in-law, Clayton Huber, Port Orchard, WA; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2024, at Turner Family Funeral Home of Maysville with burial following at Winston Cemetery.  Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions:  Alzheimer’s Association or Northland Hospice House.  Online Condolences:

6 Responses to “Robert Eldon Edwards ~ In Our Care ~ April 20, 2024”

  1. Steve McDaniel April 22, 2024 at 10:16 pm #

    Sorry for your loss. Praying for your family. Steve and Leanna McDaniel

  2. Ronda Bridgeman April 23, 2024 at 6:34 pm #

    Bob was a great guy and I enjoyed talking to him.

  3. Janis Heimbaugh April 25, 2024 at 7:15 pm #

    So sorry for loss! Hugs to you all!

  4. Paul & Marsha Smith April 25, 2024 at 10:13 pm #

    Praying you receive all God has for you as you go through this time of sorrow.

  5. Gary April 29, 2024 at 2:08 am #

    Rita and Family we are sorry for your loss. May you have comfort knowing Bo b is in a better place. Cherish the memories you have of him. God Bless you and your family
    Gary & .Judy Clark

  6. Janet Pollard May 8, 2024 at 2:04 am #

    TO: Ryan- So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Always enjoyed visiting with your parents while all our children were in school. We are thinking of you. Janet and Roger Pollard

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