Edgar James Eves, 81, died Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas. He was born September 17, 1937 in Lakin, Kansas the son of Joe & Rosamond (James) Eves.
Edgar grew up in Lakin where he attended schools and graduated from Lakin High School in 1955. He later moved to Sublette, Kansas in 1966 and has lived there since. In January 1956, he married Sondra Craig in Clayton, New Mexico. Edgar was the owner and operator of Midwest Casing. He was a member of the Kearny County Historical Society, the Emerald Lodge #289, and he was a past board member of API. Edgar enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, and traveling the world with his friend Shirley Trimpa where he would often include his children and grandchildren on his trips.
Survivors include his four children Don & wife Mary Eves of Garden City, Kansas, Julie & husband Bill Riphahn of Topeka, Kansas, Greg & wife Jody Eves of Salina, Kansas, & Keenan Eves of Topeka, Kansas; a sister Phyllis Hendrix of Lakin, Kansas; seven grandchildren Marshall Eves, Eric Eves, Luke Eves, Mason Riphahn, Emily Eves, Taylor Eves, & Bleu Eves; and five great-grandchildren Max Eves, Porter Eves, Stella Eves, Frank Eves, & Rhett Riphahn. Edgar is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers Don Eves, Daryl Eves, & Raymond Eves; and a granddaughter Anna Riphahn.
A Graveside Service will be held Saturday October 12, 2019 at 4:30 P.M. at Lakin Cemetery, Lakin, Kansas. There will be a celebration of life dinner to follow. There will be no calling hours. The family suggests memorials given to the Anna Leigh Riphahn Memorial Scholarship in care of Garnand Funeral Home of Garden City. Ed had established this fund in memory of his granddaughter.