Roberta “Jean” Edwards, 82, Chanute, passed away Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at Windsor Place in Iola. Jean was born on Jan. 26, 1935, in Allen County, the daughter of Ross D. and Alice D. (South) Hendrix.
She graduated from Neosho Falls High School in 1954. She married Bernard Charles Myer on Oct. 2, 1954, in Iola, and they had four children. They later divorced. On June 20, 1990, she married John Arnett in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death in 2001. Jean married John Edwards on July 19, 2003, in Chanute.
Jean worked at Allen County Hospital in the housekeeping department, the Tioga Hotel in Chanute, the Chanute Senior Citizen Center, Kustom Signal and Birdview Electronics. Jean was a past member of Erie Federated Church and a current member of Ambassador Christian Church in Chanute. She enjoyed playing cards at the Chanute Senior Center and going on country drives. Most of all she loved spending time with family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Jean was a social bug and she will be greatly missed.
Jean is survived by her husband, John Edwards; children, Terry Myer and wife Julie, Ardmore, Okla., Sandy Mintz and husband Craig, Humboldt, Mike Myer and wife Verna, Humboldt, and Rhonda Naff and husband Jerry, Humboldt; stepchildren, Royce Edwards and wife Gayla, Erie, and Dima Craig and husband Thomas, Camas, Wash; extended family, the Arnett family; siblings, Jack Hendrix and wife Kay, Moses Lake, Wash., and Mary Lou Owen and husband Bob, Chanute; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, husband, John Arnett, and a brother, Charles “Bud” Hendrix.
Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Countryside Funeral Home-Johnson Chapel 101 N. Highland, Chanute 66720. A funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Ambassador Christian Church in Chanute. Interment will follow at Erie Cemetery in Erie. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com. Memorials have been suggested to the Chanute Senior Center and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.
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