Edna Prokop 1938-2015
Edna Mae Prokop, 77, Denison, took her last breath on this earth at her home surrounded by loved ones and took her first breath in heaven on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015.
She was born March 13, 1938, at Cape Girardeau, Mo., the daughter of Trentis Edward and Lydia Carolyna Muster Jordon.
Edna was a career waitress and river boat cook. She loved the Lord, the outdoors, reading, helping others, and her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandson. Edna had lived in Denison, Holton, Meriden, Valley Falls and Grantville in Kansas; and in states that included Arkansas, California, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi and Nebraska.
She married Ralph Leon “Sonny” Bowers on Feb. 13, 1959, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He died in a truck accident on Dec. 6, 1979. She married Joseph A. Prokop on Sept. 13, 1986, in Oskaloosa. He died Aug. 3, 2012. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Ruth Moore; a brother, Albert Jordon; and a great-grandson, Alex Peters.
Edna is survived by her children, Marilyn (Dave) Connolly and Carolyn Peters, all of Onaga, Kathy Montgomery, Circleville, Kenneth (Leslee) Bowers, of the home in Denison, and Angel (Richard) Rupp, Valley Falls; stepchildren, Penny Prokop and Ronnie Prokop, both of Topeka, and Sandy (Don) Barber, Wakefield; brothers and sisters, Wanda M. Warner, Homestead, N.C., Charles (Faye) Jordon, Marble Hill, Mo., Willard (Monique) Jordon, Farmington, Conn., Walter (Grace) Jordon, Kansas City, Mo., James E. Jordon, Fairfield, Pa., Paul G. Jordon, in Texas, Mary L. Hartis, Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Joyce (John) Baugh, Valrico, Fla.; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and lots and lots of friends and loved ones, including her “favorite enemy.”
She was and always will be our “little firecracker” here on earth. We are sure she will be one in heaven too.
Edna will be cremated and services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Prairie Grove Christian Church, Prairie Grove, Ark.; Grahem-Herbers Post 3084 V.F.W. at Valley Falls, Memorial Post 1367 V.F.W. at Holton or Jackson County Hospice, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Valley Falls, KS 66088.
Online condolences are welcome at www.mercerfuneralhomes.com