Obituaries

Edna Creek

October 30, 1936 - March 30, 2018

Service Date: April 5, 2018

Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs

Cemetery Memory Gardens Cemetery

  • Visitation: 1-2:30p, Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs
  • Funeral: 2:30p, Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs
  • Burial at Memory Gardens in Richmond, MO

Edna Marie Creek, 81, of Kansas City, MO, passed away March 30, 2018.

Visitation will be 1-2:30p, Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs. Funeral will follow at 2:30p, with Burial at Memory Gardens in Richmond, MO.

Edna comes from a long line of strong and determined women from her Irish immigrant great-great-grandmother, Mary Teressa McCeran McDivett, to her mother, Ethel Sadie Brown, who raised three young children in the midst of World War II. This strength and determination showed in everything she did. Despite numerous challenges and disappointments in her life, including losing the love of her life after one short year of marriage, she rarely showed her hurt or her anger, but instead she chose to share empathy, love, and laughter with those around her. People who knew her often used the words “kind, generous, supportive, spunky, and sassy” to describe her. And while they may be accurate, these words cannot come close to painting a complete picture of the woman that Edna was. She always respected others even if she didn’t understand or agree with them, she was a practical realist who still managed to maintain her optimism and ability to hope and dream, she was fiercely protective of those she loved, and she was a caring and compassionate friend, mother, and grandmother. She may never have received official recognition for her acts of kindness, but she has undoubtedly left an indelible legacy of light and love that has spanned the world.

Edna leaves behind her sons Ricky and Mark Toler and daughter and son-in-law Melinda and Edward Owens, her grandchildren Amanda Racy and Cody Owens, and her sister and brother-in-law Kay and Ken Chaffin. Edna was not one to limit her love and affection to only her immediate family, but she truly cared for her many nieces, nephews, and cousins, including: Angie Whitington, Kailan and Shane Smith, and their children Hailey, Hannah, Kensey, and Kelsi, Kyle Morgan, Donald Loomis and his family, Kenneth Smith, William “Sonny” Holey IV and his family, Richard Holey, Johnny Holey and his family, Terylea Hale, Amy Sisco and her family, and David Sisco and his family, and so many others.

As the beloved matriarch of her family, Edna will be missed dearly. We love you more.

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