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Edith F. Webb

September 1, 1926 ~ May 24, 2022 (age 95)


Edith F. Webb

September 1, 1926 – May 24, 2022


Edith F. Webb, 95, of Lathrop, Missouri was welcomed into heaven by her Savior Jesus Christ on May 24, 2022, following a brief illness at her home.


Edith was born in Wichita, Kansas on September 1, 1926, the daughter of Lily Pearl Schmitt and Howard C. Lawson. Her childhood was spent in Fort Scott, Kansas, under the loving care of her grandparents Frank and Ada Schmitt. They preceded her in death in 1964.


In 1946, she married John W. Munkers and together they raised two children, John Munkers, Jr., and Norma Jean (Munkers) Ward. John Jr. (Johnny) preceded her in death in 2015.


Edith worked in several capacities over her life, including as a cook, a baker at the Golden Buffet, a keypunch operator, a claims associate at EFD, and lastly, a columnist and advertising salesperson at the Rural Reporter in Lathrop. But her talents are most remembered by the volume of beautiful hand-crocheted pieces made as gifts for her church, her neighbors, her family, and her friends.


In 1967, she married Howard O.V. Webb. Together, they enjoyed many camping and fishing trips to Branson in the 1970s with their grandchildren, Pauli and Chris Ward. After retirement in 1982, they moved to Lathrop where she was a founding member of Proclaiming Life Fellowship Church in 1987. Howard preceded her in death in 2011.


In 1988, she became a great-grandmother. Nick, Hailey and Katie grew up with all the love, spiritual guidance, and spaghetti dinners any child could ask for. She nursed their skinned knees and broken hearts and prayed furiously for their protection and blessings over the years.


Edith was a soldier for Christ and a powerful intercessory prayer warrior. Because of her faith, her legacy is to the glory of God, as many came to know Him through her. Her infectious smile, uplifting spirit and love of the Lord will be missed by all.


She was also preceded in death by a half-brother, Robert Parades, her mother, and two stepchildren.


Survivors include her daughter, Norma (Munkers) Ward of Lathrop; grandchildren Pauli (Marty) Clariday and Chris Ward of Lathrop; great-grandchildren Nick Slibowski and Hailey Slibowski of Lathrop, Katie (Dylan) Deckert of Twin Falls, Idaho and Kayla (Dillon) Christian and great-great grandchild Deklan aka “Tadpole” of Lathrop; niece Trenna (Steve) Underhill of Springfield, MO; step-daughter Verna Evilsizer, and a very special neighbor, friend, and adopted grandchild, Nathan aka “Rotten Egg” Stokes of Florida. She leaves behind many extended family and friends who will miss her deeply but are rejoicing in knowing God prepared a place for her in glory.


The family will receive friends at the Lathrop Assembly of God Church at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, with services following at 11:00. Inurnment at Lathrop Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Lathrop Assembly of God or the Plattsburg Senior Center in her memory. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home in Lathrop. (816) 740-4658. Online guestbook at



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May 31, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Lathrop Assembly of God Church

Memorial Service
May 31, 2022

11:00 AM
Lathrop Assembly of God Church


Lathrop Cemetery
Between Oak and Clinton Streets
Lathrop, MO 64465

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