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Trader, Edward Lee

July 14, 1930 –
 February 24, 2020


Edward (Ed) Lee Trader, 89, of Independence, Missouri passed away peacefully on Monday, February 24, 2020 in Allen Texas. He was born to parents Harley and Vivian (Wood) Trader, on July 14, 1930, in Kansas City, Missouri. Ed was a 1947 graduate of Northeast High School in Kansas City, Missouri. On April 25, 1953, Ed married the love of his life, Elizabeth Ann Hoffman, and had three beautiful children, LeeAnn (Tom) Welch of Blue Springs, MO, Paul (Sandra) Trader of Allen, TX, Barry (Tammy) Trader of Columbia, MO, six grandchildren, Michelle (Will) Le of Arlington, VA, Amy Trader of Munich Germany, Jessica Welch (Paul) Hernandez of Seminole, FL, Robert (Jordan) Trader of Arlington, VA, Matthew (Isabella) Trader of Richardson, TX, Nicholas Trader and Taylor Mathis of Allen, TX and four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Le of Arlington, VA , Kody, Kameron, and Dariann Hernandez of Seminole FL. Ed served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1954 aboard the ship U.S.S. Collet during the Korean War. Ed was employed at Bendix from 1956-1974 and ACGO (Allis Challmers) from 1974 until his retirement in 1993. Ed was a devoted husband, dad, grandpa, and great grandpa.  He enjoyed being with his family, going to the casino, watching the KC Chiefs and Royals and MU Tigers, and very much enjoyed meeting and talking with people, and telling stories. Ed is survived by his wife Elizabeth. He is preceded in death by his brothers and sisters Bonnie, Harley, Mary, Bobby, Jackie, Don, and Judy. Funeral services will be held at the Aria Cremation Services & Funeral Home, 19310 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 2-4 p.m. Please leave the family condolences and share memories on this website.  

Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

    Danny & Karlyn Gumm
    27 Feb 2020

    LeeAnn and family, so sorry for your loss. We remember how we met your parents and brothers at the lake many years ago and have enjoyed the pictures you posted of them over the years. God bless you’ll in this sad time.

    Renee Rau
    27 Feb 2020

    I am so sorry for your loss. No words can take away the pain you are feeling but know that there are prayers sent to family and friends.

    Robert A. Alexander
    27 Feb 2020

    Ed was a great Man, spent quite a bit of time at their home with Paul. I have known the whole family since about 1970. Our hearts go out to you all.

    Jane White
    27 Feb 2020

    Poland and Sandi so sorry to see this. Sending love and hugs Jane and Rick

    Susie Walker Hensley
    27 Feb 2020

    I’m sorry to read of your dad passing away. We always think they’ll be there, and one day they are gone physically from us. But your memories of your dad will live on in your heart and in your memories.
    Praying that you and your family will feel God’s arms around you and give you comfort.
    Love you, friend
    Susie Walker Hensley (Mike)

    Jim Basquette
    27 Feb 2020

    Mrs. Trader, LeeAnn, Paul, and Barry; please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Mr. Trader. I have very fond memories of him and he was very nice to me and my family. My parents respected Mr. Trader a lot and I know he will surely be missed. All of you and your families are in my thoughts.

    Kelle Silvey
    27 Feb 2020

    All my love and prayers are with your family today. We have been blessed to have so many wonderful memories of your dad to cherish. Our tribute is to keep his stories and spirit alive and live by his kind and gentle nature. May we all find comfort in knowing that he is sharing his joy with our heavenly lake family and will be there to watch over us until we can be together again! Love, Kelle Silvey and Family

    Pam Price
    28 Feb 2020

    Paul, Sandy, Nick and Matt we are so sorry to hear this. Thinking of you today.

    Dawna Gilbert
    28 Feb 2020

    LeeAnn I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of hurting and loss. May the Lord comfort you!!!❤️❤️❤️

    Diana Berrier Shrout
    29 Feb 2020

    Betty, LeeAnn, Paul and Barry, I am so sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. I always enjoyed visiting with him when I would come to visit Mom.
    He knew how to tell a story. Our family was lucky to have such great neighbors! You and your families are in my prayers during this difficult time.
    Diana Berrier Shrout

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