Kevin Wayne Edwards, 43, of Fulton, passed away at his home after a long battle with cancer on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. He was born February 26, 1970, in Wichita Falls, Texas, the son of the late Wayne L. Edwards and Vickie Ann (Hall) Edwards of Springfield. On August 30, 2003, Kevin was united in marriage to Christyn Leigh (Elley) Edwards, who survives his passing at the home. Kevin attended Drury College, Missouri State University, and Washington University School of Law. He worked for the Missouri Community Service Commission, Department of Economic Development and was a member of Concord Baptist Church in Jefferson City. Kevin enjoyed traveling, studying history, following the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees, and having a good steak dinner. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. Kevin loved "his girls" and his greatest joy was being Nora's daddy. In addition to his wife and mother, Kevin will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by one daughter, Nora Louise Edwards of Fulton; one sister, Kimberly Ann Crawford and husband, Aaron, of Springfield; a nephew, Chase Crawford of Springfield; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family in Callaway County; and mother and father-in-law, Becky and Gary Dale Elley. In addition to his father, Kevin was preceded in death by his grandparents. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 19, 2013, at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with Dr. Monte Shinkle officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2013, also at Maupin Funeral Home. Interment will be held at Callaway Memorial Gardens in Fulton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Nora Edwards Education Fund c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Blvd, Fulton, MO 65251. Online Condolences may be shared at www.MaupinFuneralHome.com.