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John "Jade" Earl Edwards, Jr.

January 25, 1969 — February 12, 2024

Montpelier, VT

BURLINGTON, Vermont – John Earl “Jade” Edwards, Jr., 55, died suddenly Feb. 12, 2024, at his home in Burlington, Vermont. He was born Jan. 25, 1969, in Pratt, KS, the son of John Earl Sr. and Connie Lee (Hacker) Edwards. He lived in Nebraska as a child, attended school in St. John and Macksville, KS 1979-1985, then moved to Oregon. He later lived in Missouri for a time, then moved to Vermont. He married Carrie Jungclaus in Aug. 1996, in Missouri. They divorced after 13 years. He worked at various jobs including chemical biological specialist in the National Guard, welding, massage therapy, and survivalist consultant.

     John is survived by his mother of St. John; a sister, Sally Edwards of South Hutchinson, KS; a brother, Ben Edwards of Lawrence, KS; other siblings, Michael and Joseph Hathaway both of St. John, KS; J.T., Valerie, and Sonya all of Nebraska, Scott of Kansas, and George; four nieces, Dana, Kristi, Alyssa, and Josephine; one nephew, Lucas; one great-niece, Aela; dear friends, Sharon Lassiter of Burlington, and her son Nate of Wilmington, NY; and his beloved Maine Coon cat, Jasper.

     He was preceded in death by his father in 2012; his grandparents, Orris C. & Lela Mae Brown, Jack Hacker, and Sibyl Irene (Smith) Hacker; foster mother, Jane (Smith) Hathaway; and stepmother, Cynthia Edwards.

     Funeral will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 2 at Minnis Chapel in St. John with Rev. Ray Davidson officiating. The body was cremated. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in care of Minnis Chapel, 526 E. 4th Ave., St. John, KS 67576, as a love gift to the family.

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Saturday, March 2, 2024

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526 E. 4th Ave., Box 34, St. John, KS 67576

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