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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Gary Bell Edens

  • Gary Bell Edens, 51, Lawrence, formerly of Leavenworth Kan., passed away Wednesday July 17, 2013.
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  • Gary Bell Edens, 51, Lawrence, formerly of Leavenworth Kan., passed away Wednesday July 17, 2013.  He was born October 21, 1961, parents Boyce Bell Edens and Betty Jean Edens Bosque Farms, NM.  Gary grew up in New Mexico and preceded in death by both parents.  He is survived by his wife Susan Burris and their son Noah Jean Edens, seven.  He is also survived his son Jeremy Edens, two grandsons Parker and Micah. Step-sons Joel Maldonado, Kansas City,  Miles, Justin and Logan Burris, Leavenworth. His Step-mother Shirley Edens, sisters Becky Diggins, Janeice Silva, brothers Scott Baker and Les "Sparky" Baker all of NM including nieces and nephews.
    Gary worked many years for CMC Plumbing, Tonganoxie, Kan., and took pride in knowing he was a "good plumber".  Gary was a disabled Army Veteran serving proudly from 1980-1983 and had compassion for his fellow Veteran friends. He was a member of  The Rock of Ages Church, Leavenworth. Gary loved his Harley and enjoyed riding as he called "Ride Free".  He also enjoyed fishing with friends, listening to music and doing things for others.  He was a wonderful man, husband, father and grandfather that lived for and loved his children and family with all his heart.  He will be deeply missed. 
    Visitation to be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Davis Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth. Graveside services with military honors will be Friday, July 26, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the Leavenworth National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family. Condolences may be sent to http://www.davisfuneralchapel.com. 
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