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Edwin R. Gould Jr.

February 16, 1932 — February 28, 2023

Prairie Village

Edwin Gould of Prairie Village, KS, passed away on February 28, 2023, at the age of 91.

Ed was born and raised in Parsons, Kansas. As a boy, he loved to watch trains with his father, and play with typewriters at his father's office. After graduating from KU in 1956, he married Norma Jean (Nelson) and taught at the high school in Perry, KS. In 1957, he served briefly at Ft. Bliss near El Paso, TX. After moving to Fairway and Prairie Village, Mr. Gould taught typing, business, and math at Indian Hills Junior High for 40 years, from 1958 until 1998. He was an active member of Old Mission United Methodist Church and the Pathfinders Sunday School Class. In his retirement, he enjoyed researching genealogy and local history, volunteering for church maintenance, and traveling with his wife to Elderhostel and Chautauqua events and with his family to Alaska, Hawaii, and Europe.

Ed was a kind, generous, loving, and devoted husband, father, and teacher. He was dearly loved by his family and appreciated by many fellow teachers, neighbors, friends, and former students.  He lived a frugal life and was always content.

Edwin Jr. was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin Reuben Gould and Cora Ida (Simcosky) Gould, and his sisters Dorothy (Wilson), Vivian (Breckenridge), Nancy (Smith, Harmon), and Georgette (Bond).

Ed is survived by his wife of 66 years, Norma Jean (Nelson) Gould, son Gary (Beth) and five grandchildren (Christina, Catherine, Carissa, Caroline, and Daniel), son Geoffrey, and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation (1:00 p.m.) and funeral (2:15 pm) will occur Friday, March 10, at Old Mission United Methodist Church, Fairway, KS.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Old Mission United Methodist Church (5519 State Park Road, Fairway, Kansas  66205) or online by CLICKING HERE , the American Bible Society online by CLICKING HERE , or a charity of your choice.

Donations:

Old Mission United Methodist Church
5519 State Park Rd., Fairway KS 66205
Tel: 1-913-262-1040
Web: https://www.oldmission.org/giving/

American Bible Society
101 North Independence Mall East FL8, Philadelphia PA 19106-2155
Tel: 1-215-309-0900
Web: https://americanbible.org/about/

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Friday, March 10, 2023

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Friday, March 10, 2023

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