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Ed Black was born January 11, 1937, to Chester Black and Anna (Rosedahl) Black in Frankfort, Kansas where he lived and attended school. While there he met his wife to be. On August 14, 1955, he married Marjorie Ellis. To this marriage were born three daughters; Anita, Virginia (Pete), and Loretta. Ed and Marge made a home in Salina, Kansas after leaving Frankfort.
He worked for the state department several years and played in a band for a number of years also. In 1974 Ed bought the Skelly station in downtown Florence where his family joined him for the next twelve years. In 1986 Marge and Ed moved to the greater Kansas City, Kansas area taking a job with his nephew’s as an engineer. He truly enjoyed the work there. He retired in 2000 and moved back to Florence where he and Marge spent the remainder of their days together.
He passed away in the home on October 20th, 2017. He is survived by his two daughters; Anita of Florence and Loretta and her husband Terry Looney; 9 grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Shawn Black and daughter Caitie Black of Florence; Breanne and sons Mason, Gannon and Lawson; Jessica Richardson and daughter Eliza of Canyon City, Colorado; Stephanie Hoffman of Florence; Brandon Crooks and sons Austin and Ethan of Galva; Mathew Druse and son Gavin of Marion; Amanda Crooks and children Hunter, Noah and Grace; Dustin and wife Morgan Looney and daughter Ava of Marion; Heather (Tommy) Looney and sons Braxton, Eli, and Karson, and brother in law Leonard Ellis.
He is preceded in death by his wife Marjory (Ellis) Black, parents Anna and Chester Black, his daughter Virginia (Pete) Black and great-granddaughters Caitlin and Gabriel Black; sisters Helen Donelly and Evelyn Cockran, and brother Marvin (Bud) Black.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)
Sunset Hill Cemetery
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