Thomas Franklin “T.F.” Edmonds
Thomas Franklin “T.F.” Edmonds, age 92, Blue Mound, Kan., passed away on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. He was born on Jan. 14, 1928 in Burbank, Calif., the son of Dale and Dorthea Curran Edmonds. He graduated from Blue Mound High School. T.F. proudly served his country in the Korean War in the United States Army. He was united in marriage to Ida Mae Sarah Moon on July 14, 1956. She preceded him in death on May 15, 1999. He was also preceded in death by his parents, a son, Sam Edmonds, and three sisters, Josephine, Betty and Margaret. T.F. owned a hardware store and appliance store. He also worked as a farmer, rural letter carrier and truck driver. He was a member of the Blue Mound Federated Church, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and Mirza Temple. He was in the Shrine Band for 20 years and the Shrine M.G. Club for 25. T.F. is survived by a son, Roy Edmonds (Corina), a daughter, Shirley Goza (Kirk), eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 at the Blue Mound Federated Church. Burial with Legion Honors will be in the Sunny Slope Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Masonic and Scottish Rites will be held following visitation at 6:30 p.m. at the Mound City Chapel. Contributions are suggested to the Mirza Transportation Fund, in care of Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, KS 66056. Online condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.