Florence Edmonds

Friday, March 30, 2007

CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Florence Pobst Edmonds, 88, of St. Louis, formerly of Charleston, died Thursday, March 29, 2007, at the Bethesda Care Center at Ellisville, Mo.

She was born July 28, 1918 in the Lusk Chapel community in Scott County, daughter of Lawrence and Effie Knight Pobst. She and Ray Cleman Edmonds were married Dec. 19, 1942. He died Dec. 30, 2001.

Edmonds worked for Buckner Ragsdale Co. as a part time clerk. A former member of the Southside Baptist Church of Charleston, she became a member of the Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau when she and her husband moved to the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau in 2000.

Survivors include one son, Don Edmonds of Columbia, Tenn.; one daughter, Shirley Maloney of Manchester, Mo.; one sister, Pauline Kraft of Cape Girardeau; and many nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and five sisters.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Michael Brewer officiating.

Interment will follow in the IOOF Cemetery near Charleston.