Edwin Earl Waller, 79, Overbrook: Aug. 18, 1934 – July 24, 2014 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Edwin Earl Waller, 79, Overbrook: Aug. 18, 1934 – July 24, 2014

072814-obit-edwin-wallerEdwin Earl Waller, 79, of Overbrook, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, at his home. He was born Aug. 18, 1934, in Garnett, Kans., the son of Chester Albert and Margaret Irene (Manspeaker) Waller.

Edwin moved with his family in his youth to Overbrook and was a near lifelong resident, graduating from Overbrook High School with the class of 1954.

He was a longtime propane gas truck driver for Toucher’s and eventually Heatco. He was also a 46-year volunteer firefighter for the Osage County Fire District No. 4, retiring in 2006.

Edwin enjoyed fishing and hunting in his early years. He and Vera always kept a large garden in the summers that he loved to tend. He was always helpful to his friends and especially his family. He loved his family dearly and loved to see them. When he could, he really enjoyed the casino. As the years progressed he spent many hours in his basement whittling wooden chains.

Edwin will be forever remembered for many things, but his family and his friends will always think of him when the smell of pipe tobacco hits their nose. Edwin always had his pipe and it was rare to not see him with it in his mouth being puffed on while he hauled his load down the road.

On March 7, 1964, Edwin was united in marriage to Vera A. McDowell, in Overbrook, Kansas. They just celebrated 50 years of loving marriage together. Vera survives of their home.

Edwin is also survived by two sons, Edwin E. Waller Jr., of Towanda, and James D. Waller and his wife, Ginny, of Overbrook; two brothers, Clifford Waller, Osage City, and Albert J. Waller, Overbrook; a sister, Thelma J. Moore, Chugiak, Alaska; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Irma, Leon, and Leta; and a son, Joseph Earl Waller.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at the Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home, Overbrook. Memorial Services will be at 2p.m. July 30, at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Osage County Fire District No. 4 or Visiting Nurses, c/o Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home, 730 Western Heights Drive, Overbrook, KS 66524. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.

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