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Viola “Kae” Edwards, 62 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.

Kae was born October 15, 1958, in Kirksville to Norman and Alma (Downing) Keller. On October 9, 1998, she married Vaughn Earl Edwards, he preceded her in death in 2007.

She was also preceded in death by: her parents; a daughter, Jennifer; and a grandson, Jericho.

Kae was survived by: one son, Jeremy and wife Lucretia Keller of Brookfield; 6 grandchildren, Zane Keller, Jacobi Keller, Jenna Keller, Jayden Keller, Jace Keller, and Jaylee Keller; 5 great grandchildren; two sisters, Helen and husband Mike Caldwell of Milan and Norma and husband Harvey Mason of Milan; and several nieces and nephews.

Kae lived most of her life in Sullivan County. She worked several years at ConAgra until it closed, and over the years worked several other jobs including operating a skid steer and working cattle. Kae enjoyed doing crafts, woodburning, and going rock hunting. She loved her cats, growing flowers, and feeding the hummingbirds. Kae loved spending time with her family and was known to be a great storyteller while sitting around a campfire.

Kae loved that her grandkids were involved in sports.

Kae’s wishes were to be cremated. A private inurnment will be held at a later date. Schoene- Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Milan is handling the arrangements.

In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to help in their efforts.