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Connell L. Ederer

January 21, 1935 — February 8, 2022

CONNELL L. EDERER

Connell Leo Ederer, 87, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born, January 21, 1935, near Doniphan, Missouri, the son of Joseph Leo and Margaret Sally (Straatman) Ederer.  He departed this life, Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at the St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City surrounded with love and family. 

Connell was a 1953 Doniphan High School graduate where he held the record for leading scorer in basketball for nearly forty years.  Following high-school he served in the Missouri National Guard.

On November 24, 1955, he was united in marriage to Anna Sue Blackwell in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.  She preceded him in death on February 11, 2008.

Connell was employed as a typesetter for the Doniphan Prospect news, then for the Pleasant Hill Times from 1960 to 1968, later for the Kansas City Star and Unity Village.  In the mid 1970’s he purchased the Town & Country Express Trucking Co where he worked as the owner/operator. He worked for the Country Creek Golf Club from 1992 to 2012.  He attended the St. Bridget Catholic Church in Pleasant Hill.  Connell enjoyed golfing, anything to do with sports, and a good round of poker.  He especially enjoyed attending all his children and grandchildren’s sporting events, rarely missing their games. 

Connell was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Nick Ederer; one sister, Sarah Jane Ederer; and his daughter, Sara Lynn Ederer on July 5, 1971.

He is survived by three sons, Nick (and Brenda) Ederer of Pleasant Hill, Steve Ederer of Lee’s Summit, and Jeff Ederer of Pleasant Hill; a daughter-in-law, Shelley Ederer of Lee’s Summit; six grandchildren, Nicholas (and Lindsay) Ederer of Monument, Colorado, Clayton (and Bree) Ederer of Olathe, Kansas, Cara Pudenz of Pleasant Hill, Nathan Ederer of Ft. Myers, Florida, Clint Ederer of Pleasant Hill; and Cole Ederer of Lee’s Summit; one sister, Carol Chilton of  North Carolina; one sister-in-law Evelyn Ederer of Doniphan; other relatives and friends including Jerry Duke of Foristell, Missouri.

Graveside funeral services and interment were held Saturday, February 12, 2022, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Reverend Curt Vogel officiated.  Casket bearers were Nicholas Ederer, Clay Ederer, Cara Pudenz, Nathan Ederer, Clint Ederer, Cole Ederer, and Joey Russell. Honorary casket bearers were Cash Ederer, Jax Ederer, Lincoln Ederer, and Wes Pudenz.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to The Pleasant Hill High School Athletic Fund are suggested and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleyedenburn.com

Arrangements: Stanley-Edenburn Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550

 

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