Edna Mozetta Spooner, 76, lost her battle with lung cancer on July 18, 2007.
Edna was born Feb. 14, 1931 in Colorado to James F. and Ethel (Hill) Longpine. She was raised in Oklahoma and had lived in the Kansas City area and Coffeyville, Kan. prior to making her home in Richmond.
Four years ago she moved to Stover to live with her son, Rodger, and wife, Sandy. She enjoyed farm life, gardening and preserving her crops, making quilts, collecting recipes and was a big fan of country music.
She married Thomas Parrett of Altoona, Kan. and the couple had four children. After their divorce, she worked as a waitress until her marriage to Leslie L. Spooner, Sr. on July 17, 1963 and they moved to the Richmond area.
She is survived by two sons: Terry Parrett (Melva Yoder) of Kansas City; Leslie L. Spooner, Jr., of St. Louis; three daughters, Connie Osborn of Liberty, Anita and Kenneth Baugher of Richmond, and Sharri Corle of Richmond; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Ines) Ryan of Spavinaw, Okla. and Mrs. Lester (Alta) Slaughter of Vinita, Okla; one stepson, Bill and Claudia Spooner of Hardin; and two stepdaughters. Edna had 21 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; thirty-five nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie and first husband, Thomas; two sons, Thomas Parrett, Jr., Rodger Spooner and stepson James Spooner; her parents James F. and Ethel Longpine; four brothers: Sammie, Earl, James W. and Arnold Longpine; two sisters, Frankie Longpine and Loretta Jones.
Family suggests memorials to the Edna Spooner Memorial Fund.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 20, at the Polley Funeral Home in Richmond.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 21, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial in Richmond Memory Gardens.
Arrangements are under the direction of Polley Funeral Home, Richmond.