Monday, March 4, 2024

William "Ernie" Edwards, 87, of Drexel


William Ernest "Ernie" Edwards, 87, passed from this world on February 28, 2024, at KU Medical Center with his family by his side. Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Thursday, March 7, 2024 in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, Missouri. Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (816-657-4400). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Adrian Christian Church, Adrian, Missouri. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Ernie was born into this world on November 17, 1936, the son of Ernest “Bud” Edwards and Juanita Dobson Edwards Ames.

Ernie spent his early years in Oklahoma. He moved to Olathe, Kansas with his young family in the late 1950’s where he worked as a Union carpenter in the Kansas City area. After retiring, he spent his remaining years in Drexel, Mo. At the time of his death Ernie was a member of the Adrian Christian Church in Adrian, Mo.  Ernie also enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter fisherman.

Survivors include his sons Dale (Tracy) Edwards and Mark (Verneda) Edwards, grandchildren Jessica (Mike) Kramer and Travis (Aurora DeAngelis-Caban) Edwards, great-grandchildren Logan and Evan Kramer and Vincenza DeAngelis-Edwards. He also leaves behind a sister Leslie (Ted) Owens and a niece and nephew.

Upcoming lane and ramp closures for sign truss installation at MO-7 South over I-49, April 22

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