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Monday, January 18, 2021

Obituary - Kathlyn Edmonds

Kathlyn Edmonds, 88 of Drexel, Missouri passed away peacefully at her home in Drexel January 16, 2021. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at the Drexel Christian Church. A visitation will also be held Wednesday at church from 10:00 am to 11:00 am prior to the service. Burial will follow in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, Missouri. 

Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009). Friends are welcome to attend. Masks are recommended, and social distancing should be observed. Memorial contributions may be made in Kay’s memory to St. Croix hospice or the Drexel R-4 School Foundation. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Kathlyn “Kay” Edmonds was born September 13, 1932 in Kansas City, Missouri to John Preston and Inez Karr Fenton. She graduated from Drexel High School in 1949 and attended Pittsburg State University. She later graduated in 1960 with a degree in Business Education. She continued her education and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Education in 1967. During her time at Pittsburg State Kay was an active member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. Kay taught Business and English at Drexel High School for 11 years. 

She left teaching and served as the librarian at the Drexel branch of the Cass County Public Library until her retirement in 2001.

Kay married Larry Wayne Edmonds on June 4, 1965. They were both active members of the Drexel Christian Church. Kay served in various capacities by leading Sunday School classes, bible studies, and was a long time church treasurer. She also enjoyed spending as much time as possible with her grandson Miller Fenton Calhoun.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Larry Edmonds of Drexel, son Stephen Calhoun, daughter-in-law Kathy Mueller, and grandson Miller Calhoun all Urbana, IL.