OBITUARY

Donalda Rae Edwards

January 4, 1931May 5, 2022
Obituary of Donalda Rae Edwards
Donalda R. Edwards passed away on May 5, 2022 with loved ones by her side. Preceded in death by parents Earl & Frederica Nofsinger; brothers Robert and Donald; and son-in-law Kenneth Klein. Donalda (Donnie) grew up in Oxford and Wellington, KS. In 1949, she married Philip S. Edwards and together they raised two daughters, Vanessa and Rhea Lee. Donnie was a wonderful, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was devoted to her family. Donnie loved to travel, garden and use her artistic abilities to paint, create ballet costumes for her daughters and participated on the committee which decorated the Riverside Christian Church sanctuary. She was a member of several organizations in Wichita, including the T-Bird Club, The Twentieth Century/Cornelius and P.E.O. She was a woman of strong faith which carried her through many difficult challenges in her life. Donnie instilled in her family the importance of hard work, integrity, love of learning, perseverance and service to others. Donnie is survived by two daughters, Vanessa Klein, Rhea Lee (Craig) Lyman; five grandchildren, Kevin Klein, Allison (Mat) James, Brynn Lyman (Evan Myers), Grayson (Danielle) Lyman, Adriana Lyman and six great-grandchildren, Bennett and Lindsay James, Molly and Henry Lyman-Myers, Kamryn and Kennedy Lyman. A service will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, May 11 at the Cornerstone Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Wichita Historical Society or the Wichita Art Museum.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

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