OBITUARY

Edward Leo Neely

April 30, 1924February 10, 2021

Edward Leo Neely of Winter Garden, Florida, previously a long-time resident of Kansas City, Kansas, passed on Wednesday night, February 10th 2021.

Ed was a ‘good friend’ to many. He always had a big smile and an interesting story to tell that friends and family enjoyed hearing over and over again. It was fun watching his wife, Helen, listen intently and then ask, ‘what happened next’, as if she had never heard the story before. Edward was born on April 30, 1924 in Petersburg, Illinois. He was a city boy with a farmer’s heart. He lived most of his life in Kansas City, Kansas with his wife and two children on his ‘one-acre farm’, growing crops and raising animals.

Edward and Helen moved to Winter Garden, Florida on Christmas day, 2004. They celebrated 76 years together. Ed followed Helen to their eternal home less than a year after her passing.

Edward loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and labeled himself a ‘neighborhood evangelist’. Strangers seemed to welcome this elderly man knocking on their door, many accepted his message of Salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

Edward’s life history was left with his much-loved family through his stories. He will be deeply missed by all of them: his son Edward Neely and wife Nancy, daughter Linda and husband Gary Myers. His granddaughters: Genna Neely, Dawn Floyd (and Mark), Heather Terry (and Jon), and Amber Bauer (and Heath). By his great-grandchildren and their families: Haley Howard (Tyler), Landon Floyd (Alyssa), Mikaela Starke (Jack), Alexis Ryan (Sean), Parker Cole Terry, Bodie Terry, Collin Bauer (Marie), McKenzie and Capri Bauer; and their great, great-grandson son, Brady Starke.

Edward’s life will be celebrated on March 5th at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 400 Woodlawn Cemetery Rd, Gotha, Florida 34734

Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Service: 11:00 a.m. Committal: 12:30

Services

5 March

Visitation with Refreshments

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home

400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road
Gotha, FL 34734

5 March

Celebration of Ed's Life

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home

400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road
Gotha, FL 34734

5 March

Committal Service

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home

400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road
Gotha, FL 34734

Memories

Edward Leo Neely

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Nancy Langley

February 18, 2021

I am so sorry to hear the news. I worked with them in Children's Church at Oak Grove Baptist Church. They are such wonderful GODLY people.

Lori McCord Reeves

February 16, 2021

Have wonderful memories of this sweet couple. So sorry for your loss on earth.

Nancy Herrmann

February 16, 2021

They were the sweetest couple. So gracious and always willing to open their home to all. They were so good to me and my kids by having us over. He will b missed dearly. Such a kind Godly couple. Loved them both

Dennis and Corrie Stone

February 16, 2021

Praying for the family. We have great memories of Ed and Helen when they were at Oak Grove Baptist Church in KC, KS.

Wally and Barbara Dorris

February 16, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Ed always had a smile on his face and willing to help anyone. We are praying for you all.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY