Edie’s life began on September 21, 1935 in Wichita. She is the daughter of William E. and Vernice (Henley) Sears. Edie is a 1953 graduate of Eureka High School and attended Emporia State University. Edie was united in marriage to Kimble C. Henry on February 18, 1956 in Eureka. She worked for several years for Hubbard Abstract in Eureka and later for Butler County Abstract until 1970 when she retired to homemaking, caring for her family, babysitting and home sales into her 60’s. She was member of the Towanda United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. She loved to volunteer to benefit not only her own children but others by serving as a Brownie leader and home room parent. Edie was a master gardener with beautiful plants and flowers. She enjoyed painting, arts and crafts and especially spending time with her family. Her loving family includes her daughters Karen (Bob) Trammell of Halstead and Laurie (Matt) Young of Towanda; grandchildren Amy (Bryce) Boyd of Halstead, Ryan ( Tori) Trammell of Haslet, TX, Kim Trammell of Wichita Falls, TX, McKenzie Young of Wichita, Makenna, Michael, Maranda, Marcus and Maryn Young, all of Towanda, Rebecca (Alan) Billen of Lyndon, KS; great grandchildren Kylee, Conner and Hunter Boyd, Ben, Sean and Harlee Trammell, Gunnar Billen, and Matthew Hill; and brother Byron (Carol) Sears of Nebraska. Edie passed away at her home on April 3, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Kimble, and brother Jim Sears. Her family will gather with friends on Saturday from 1-2 p.m. at the Towanda United Methodist Church where her memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. led by Pastor John Martyn. Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the Towanda United Methodist Church. Carlson Colonial Funeral Home is serving the family. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Edie at www.carlsoncolonial.com.
Donations may be made to:
Towanda United Methodist Church
103 S. 4th, Towanda KS 67144