Archive for Thursday, January 25, 2001


January 25, 2001

Edmon Richards


Graveside services for Edmon L. Richards, 71, Eudora, were Saturday, Jan. 20, at Oak Grove Cemetery, Fort Scott.

Mr. Richards died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at his home.

He was born April 14, 1929, in Springfield, Mo., the daughter of Edward and Minnie (Rogers) Richards. He moved to Lawrence in 1947.

Mr. Richards had worked for Teamsters Local No. 41, Kansas City, Mo., and as a warehouse shop steward for Midwest Terminals. He retired in 1989.

He married Betty Harmon in 1947. They later divorced.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol Ferrett and Mary Ward, both of Lawrence; a son, Elvis Aaron Reed, Overbrook; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence.

Ed Cain


Private graveside services for Ed Cain, 78, Linwood, were Monday, Jan. 22, in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin.

Mr. Cain died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Feb. 7, 1922, in Winfield, the son of Mel and Pearl (Bush) Cain.

Mr. Cain served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He owned and operated Ed Cain Excavating, Eudora, from 1968 to 1982. He and his wife opened the Himmels Rand Christmas Tree Farm in 1981, and retired in 1997. He was a member of Local 101 Hoisting & Portable, Kansas City, Mo., for more than 60 years.

He married Rosa Bell Hadl on Oct. 3, 1942, in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Connie Gale Mason, died Oct. 29, 1980.

Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence, was in charge of arrangements.

Dolly Snyder


Funeral services for Dolly Ruth Snyder, 87, Cape Girardeau, Mo., were Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Chapel, Cape Girardeau. The Revs. Howard Anderson and Wes Rider officiated. Burial was in Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery at Egypt Mills, Mo.

Mrs. Snyder died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at St. Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau.

She was born Oct. 11, 1913, in Piggott, Ark., the daughter of Howard and Lucinda Barr Kutchin.

She married Austin Vines. He died earlier. She married Charley James. He died earlier. She married Edgar Grant Snyder. He died earlier.

A brother and two sisters also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Snyder had been a cook at Nickerson Farms, St. Vincent's Seminary, and was manager of Cape Girardeau County Juvenile Detention Office. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include five sons, Bobbie Joe Vines and Charles James, both of Cape Girardeau, James Vines, St. Charles, Mo., Buddy James, Eudora, Jesse James, Mt. Pleasant, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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