In Loving Memory…

Edna Vale Kindle

Edna Vale Kindle, 72, of Sedalia, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born March 8, 1944, in Sedalia, daughter of Arthur Blake and Marie Elizabeth Schupp Gilmore.

She was a graduate of Smith-Cotton High School

On a beautiful Monday night in Kansas in May of 1964, she was married to Alfred M. Kindle, who survives of the home.

Edna enjoyed reading, gardening, growing flowers and listening to Christian music. Her family was her world and her grandkids brought her the greatest joy. She will be remembered as faithful, kind and beautiful inside and out. Al and Edna hosted many charity events at their farm to support the community. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, Alfred, she is survived by four children, Shannon Zerilli (Martin), Tom Kindle (Cassie), Jason Kindle (Kim), and Nicole Ramey (Tyler), all of Sedalia; eight grandchildren, Dominic, Colton, Madeline, Brody, Eli, Brandon (Nikki), Joshua (Anna), and Kaylee; her brother, Bill Gilmore; and her soul sister, Beverly King.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Naylor; and a brother, Bob Gilmore.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Association for Persons with Disabilities.

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.



  1. Martha Sievers Tuggle :

    Edna and I went to Broadway school together. Remember her as a sweet, kind person. Take comfort in knowing she was a great person.

    Martha Sievers Tuggle
    Class of ’62

  2. Alfred-so sorry to hear this about Edna. She always was so kind when we had family reunions at your home. Prayers for the family. Carol Reinwald Inman (Louise Kindle Reinwald’s daughter)

  3. Melissa Johnson :

    To the whole Kindle clan. I am so sorry for your loss. She sure was a sweet lady. May God wrap His living arms of comfort around you at this time of loss.

  4. Rest in peace my most beautiful aunt!!!!

  5. Arvella Arnwine :

    So sorry to hear of Edna’s passing. I know she is no longer suffering but the pain of her loss is real. Praying the family finds comfort and solace as the mourn her passing and celebrate her life

  6. Kimberly Gilmore :

    It breaks my heart that I haven’t seen Auntie for many years. But I have many fond memories of her from my childhood. She was the most beautiful person inside and out and had such a special heart for all the children in our family. You will truly be missed by all of us. Many prays to the entire family during this time of loss.

  7. Prayers for peace for all family and friends.

  8. My prayers are with all of you ! She was an amazing woman.

  9. Kindle Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and in the days ahead.
    Love, Amy, Jordan and Logan Dey

  10. I am so sorry for your loss! Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers! May she rest in peace!

  11. Chaundra Shults :

    I’m so sorry to hear this. I spent a lot of time on the Kindle farm. Edna will be missed. My condolences.

  12. Laura Gudenschwager :

    So sorry for your families loss . We will miss her in our church family too. In our in my thoughts and prayers

  13. She will always be with you in the wonderful memories. May God give you peace.

  14. Edna and I went to school together and were buddies for a while when we were 14 years old. We were also neighbors at one point in our lives. She was a wonderful person . Sweet and kind. She was a wonderful wife and mother and Grandmother. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Sincerely,Sharon Meyers

  15. Ray and Debbie Murray :

    Thinking of you all and sending our deepest sympathy.

  16. Brett and Kim Anderson :

    So sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers

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