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Kenneth Gene Edwards, age 73, of Knox City, Missouri, died Thursday, November 8, 2007, in the Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, Missouri.
He was born August 27, 1934, in Knox County, Missouri, the son of Ivan and Katie Minor Edwards.
On December 17, 1955, at Knox City, Missouri he was united in marriage to Dorothy Marie Hubble.
Surviving are his wife Dorothy Marie Edwards of Knox City, Missouri, three children; Kenneth Michael Edwards and wife Tina of Knox City, Missouri, Sharon Marie Rathbun and husband Mark of Maywood, Missouri, and Deborah Lynn Roush and husband Henry of Knox City, Missouri; one brother, Bobby Edwards of Knox City, Missouri; one brother-in-law, Larry Hubble and wife Sharlee of Knox City, Missouri; four grandchildren, Rebecca and Christopher Edwards, Julianna and Jonathon Rathbun; two step-grandchildren, Paula Cole and Joseph Roush and three step great grandchildren; two aunts, Mabel Tarpein of Edina, Missouri and Ruth Minor of LaGrange, Missouri and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson, Jeremiah Rathbun, and one step-great grandchild.
Kenneth was raised in Knox County, Missouri where he attended rural schools. He was engaged in farming his entire life north of Knox City, Missouri and also operated a motor grader for the county for forty years.
Kenneth attended the Knox City Assembly of God Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, November 12, 2007, at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri. The Brother Mike Rash officiated the services. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery northeast of Edina. Music was provided by Ed and Jeannie Anderson.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Kenneth J. Edwards may be made to the Knox City Assembly of God Church or the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri, 63537.