Wilson P. Edmonds, 89, of Independence, formerly of Miami, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at Truman Medical Center-Lakewood in Kansas City.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Independence. Rev. Elmer McClaflin will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial with graveside military services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Slater City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the church or the Alzheimer's Association, in care of Weiker Funeral Home in Slater.
Born Oct. 28, 1915, in Miami, he was the son of the late Raymond S. and Elizabeth Hamner Edmonds. On May 24, 1949, in Liberty, he married Ruth Page, who survives of the home. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Independence. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and owned and operated Edmonds Insurance Agency in Independence for many years before his retirement. He was a 1948 graduate of Missouri Valley College in Marshall and had resided in Independence since 1958, moving from Blue Springs.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Patricia Edmonds of Annandale, Va., and Dr. Pamela Edmonds Chianese of Ardmore, Pa.; one sister, Elizabeth Ann Edmonds of Clearwater, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Augustus Hamner Edmonds.