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EDNA MASON GOLLADAY

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

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Edna Golladay
Edna Mason Golladay, age 99, of Fort Scott, passed away Sunday evening, February 25, 2007 at the Mercy Health Center. She was born the daughter of Alexander and Christena (Wiley) Mason December 21, 1907. She was a teacher, having taught in Bourbon County schools. She was Superintendent of the Bourbon County rural schools, and was Principal of Pleasant Valley Elementary School in Wichita. In 1960 she opened the new Opal Jane Kennedy Elementary School in Lawrence, from which she retired in 1972 after a career in education of 42 years. Edna was state Director for Kansas State Retired Teachers, and Director of National Retired Teachers. She was inducted into the Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame and received the Masters teacher Award given by K.S.T.C, Emporia, spring of 1955. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Pittsburg State University.

Edna was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, a 75 year member of the Violet Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star at Fulton, a charter member of Delta Kappa Gamma, A.D.K. Sorority, State Retired Teachers, Pierian club, and the Literature Club. She was a member of the Advisory Committee for Blue Cross-Blue Shield Plan 65. Edna is survived by two sisters, Helen Golloday, and Mary Nelle Beth; two nephews, Alec Beth, and Dr. Robert Adams; a niece, Charlene Simpson; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmas; her parents; two sisters, Agnes Adams, and Gladys Mason; and a brother, Charles Mason.

The Rev. Steve MacArthur will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Burial will be at the West Liberty Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Edna L. Mason Golladay Endowed Scholarship at Fort Scott Community College, and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Expressions of sympathy may be e-mailed to the family at expressions@konantz-cheney.com.