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Obituary for Kate Edgar

Virginia “Kate” Marion Edgar, 84, of Festus, Missouri, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

Kate was born on June 14, 1932 in Clinton, Kentucky to Samuel and Lucille Peebles, previously of Stanton, Missouri. Her family moved from Kentucky to Saint Louis, Missouri in 1940 where she grew up and attended grade school. In 1947, her family moved to the small town of Stanton, Missouri where she graduated from high school and met Harford Marion Edgar. They were united in married at the First Baptist Church in Stanton, Missouri. Fifteen years later, Kate and her husband moved to Sullivan, Missouri with their four children.

She is survived by three daughters, Katherine Laboray (Edgar) and husband Fred of Festus Missouri, Rita Rock (Edgar) and husband Ken of Charlotte, North Carolina and Lisa Edgar, of Kansas City, Missouri. Kate had one son Hartford (Sonny) Marion Edgar (predeceased) and wife Anita of Waldron, Arkansas. Three brothers, Samuel Peebles, George Peebles (predeceased) and his wife Lorraine Peebles of Stanton, Missouri, Larry Peebles and wife Janet Peebles (predeceased) of Stanton, Missouri. As well as, three grandchildren, Rodney Armstrong, Bradford and Corey Schleifer, Eric, Kevin, Casey Edgar and many great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2017 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Ken Rock officiating. Interment will follow in Stanton Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday, at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan.

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All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, MO

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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Eaton Funeral Home

347 N. Clark
P.O. Box 625
Sullivan, MO 63080





1:00 PM
Eaton Funeral Home

347 N. Clark
P.O. Box 625
Sullivan, MO 63080

Cemetery Details


Stanton Cemetery

7031 Highway JJ
Stanton, Missouri 63080


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