Edna Lee (O’Bannon) Emick age 102 passed peacefully on Friday, December 30, 2022 at Crown Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Harrisonville, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents Emma Faye & George Floyd O’Bannon, her husband Kenneth Fern Emick, sons, Michael David Emick and Kenneth Lee Emick, siblings LaDon Townsend, Floyd Gene O’Bannon and Helen Smith.
Edna Lee was born November 7, 1920 near Norris, MO. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Fern Emick on March 8, 1940 in Creighton, Missouri.
Edna Lee was baptized into the Christian Church in 1954. She was very involved in the church from being a Sunday school teacher, secretary, treasure and deaconess. One of her fondest memories was celebrating her 80th birthday and family and friends surprised her and filled the church. She was a member of the Grand River Homemakers, Red Hats, did volunteer work at the Henry County Museum in Clinton and Golden Valley Hospital and was also a news correspondence for the Clinton Daily Democrat. She was a school cook for several years and also worked at K7 Drive Inn.
She was Woman of the Year in 1994 and Grand Marshall of Urich in 1993. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Edna Lee loved performing and she was always a big hit as Minnie Pearl at the Urich Reunion.
Surviving are 2 daughters, Dixie Durward (Jim) of Raymore, MO and Sheryl Helm of Urich; 7 grandchildren, Shannon Fox, Erin Fox (Terry), Kelly Durward (Andrea), Stacy Stewart (Glen), Shawn Graham (Chuck Kirkwood), Brecklyn Conner (Dale) and Mikka Malone (Dan), 25 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at Dickey Funeral Home Harrisonville, Missouri, interment in Urich Cemetery, Urich, Missouri.
Family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.
Memorial contributions may be made to Urich Reunion Committee, or Urich Museum and may be sent in care of Dickey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 432, Harrisonville, Missouri 64701.