Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Schrader Funeral Home in
Friday July 18, 2014, 10:00 a.m. at The Kirk of the
Hills Presbyterian Church, St. Louis MO.
Funeral home: Schrader Funeral Home,
Crematory & Family Center, 14960 Manchester Road,
Davis, Laura Sydney (nee Edwards), born December 6,
1964, passed away, Saturday, July 12, 2014.
Forty-nine years ago on December 6 she was born
Laura Sydney Edwards, the second child to Richard
and Phyllis Edwards. The family home is in Mount
Pulaski, IL. Family and friends affectionately
referred to the athletic and energetic youngster as
Syd. She attended Mount Pulaski public school
system, graduating from high school in 1983. In the
fall of that year she enrolled at Southern Illinois
University-Carbondale and was awarded an athletic
scholarship in track. An SIU degree in
communications was conferred in the fall of 1987.
Sydney excelled in the field of radio advertising
sales and later designed custom closet systems on a
part time basis. She married Jeffrey L. Davis in
December 1996. The couple has two children,
Sinclaire, 16 and Lane, 12. Sydney was an active
member of The Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her parents, Richard and Phyllis
Edwards, a brother Jeff, his wife, Amy and children
Olivia, Cole and Jackson of Ballwin; an aunt, Ruth
Barry of Mt. Pulaski, IL; an aunt Mary Harrison of
Decatur, IL; an aunt and uncle, Barb and Charlie
Austin of Metropolis, IL; and numerous cousins; a
mother and father-in-law, Bob and Nancy Davis of
Springfield, MO; a sister-in-law Jennifer Davis and
husband Kevin O’Donnell of Glendale, MO.
Services: Funeral service at Kirk of the Hills
Presbyterian Church, 12928 Ladue Road, St. Louis,
Friday, 10:00 a.m. Interment Bethel Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, Washington
University, Division of Oncology, Box 8007,
Attention: Robert Barczewski, 660 South Euclid, St.
Louis, MO 63110. Visitation at the FAMILY CENTER at
SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960
Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Thursday 4-8
p.m. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook