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Elijah Ray Junior Edmonds, 81, of Schuyler, Nebraska was born on November 15, 1936, in Peru, Nebraska to Elijah Buel and Lula Loretta (Seivers) Edmonds. He was raised in the Auburn area and attended Brock High School. On November 30, 1954, Elijah enter active duty in the U.S. Army and served his country during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged on November 29, 1957 at Fort Lewis, Washington. In 1961, Elijah was united in marriage to Patricia Moore in Sidney, Iowa. They moved to Schuyler, Nebraska in 1986 where they have resided since. Elijah worked throughout his adult life as a concrete finisher. He enjoyed fishing, collecting, and tinkering around the home.
Elijah passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018, at his home in Schuyler, Nebraska having reached the age of eighty-one years, eight months, and twenty-six days. He was preceded in death by his parents; son Chris Edmonds, a brother Dean Edmonds, a sister Mildred and Bud Gibson, and brother-in-law Tom Toth.
Elijah is survived by his wife Patricia Edmonds of Schuyler, NE; daughter Kim Bren of Brigham City, UT; son Jerry Shipley and wife Kris of Riverton, IA; 2 grandsons; 3 granddaughters; 6 great-grandchildren; brothers: Roy Edmonds and wife Rose of Plattsmouth, NE; Paul Edmonds of Nemaha, NE; a sister Betty Toth of Phoenix, AZ; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at The Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn, Nebraska with Pastor Sandro Sandoval officiating. Interment will immediately follow services at the Nemaha Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Nebraska Army Honor Guard.
A register book will be available to sign prior to services from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at The Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn.
Memorial contributions may be given to Kindred Hospice, 444 Regency Parkway Dr. Suite 200, Omaha, Nebraska 68114.
Online messages of condolence can be left at www.hallfuneral.net.
Services are entrusted to Hall Funeral Chapel-707 15th ST.-Auburn, Nebraska (402) 274-3131.