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Lewis H. Edlen, 84, of Kahoka, MO, died
Friday, April 3, 2009 at the Clark County Nursing Home in Kahoka.
He was born on June 24, 1924 in Clark County,
MO, the son of Harve and Effie Horton Edlen.
On June 27, 1946, Lewis was united in marriage to Virginia Parrish in
Kahoka, MO. She survives.
Other survivors include his children,
Carol McCarty and her husband Steve of Keystone Heights, FL, Steven Edlen of
Kahoka and Sherry Harrison of Keokuk,
IA, five grandchildren, Melton McCarty
of Oviedo, FL, Stephanie Anastassiadis, of Middleburg, FL, Wayne Edlen and Jennifer
Edlen both of Kahoka and Loren Harrison of Keokuk, IA, five
great-grandchildren, George Anastassiadis, James Anastassiadis, Stephen
Anastassiadis and Mary Anastassiadis all of Middleburg, FL and Ian McCarty of
Oviedo, FL, three sisters, Betty “Wink” McGuiness of Kahoka, Wilma “Shorty” Pratt of Fairfield, IA and
Ilda “Chubs” Frazier of St. Louis, MO, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents
and one sister, Eva Edlen.
Lewis graduated from Revere High School
in Revere, MO.
He had been employed as a mechanic at
Wiss and Wiss, Daniel Chevrolet, Edlen Sales and Service and Kahoka Motors in
Kahoka. He also worked at the Iowa
Ammunition Plant. After his retirement
he worked as a toll collector on the St. Francisville, MO toll bridge for seventeen
He was a charter member of the Moose Lodge.
Lewis loved the outdoors and spent as much
time as he could hunting and fishing.
He took several hunting trips to Colorado and Wyoming and loved going to
southern Missouri to camp and fish. He
loved fixing things and working on lawn mowers. Lewis also enjoyed watching Nascar racing and driving his red truck.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30
a.m. Wednesday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka, MO with Pastor Barb
Hagerla officiating. Burial will be in
the Kahoka Cemetery.
Visitation will be held after 1 p.m.
Tuesday at the funeral home with the family meeting with friends from 6 – 8
Memorials may be made to the American
Cancer Society or the Polio Association.
Pallbearers are Mike Gutting, Jerry
Redding, Neil Brown, Harold Gares, Jack Edlen and Harry Wilson.
On-line condolences may be sent to the
family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com.