Joe Ed Taul, 95, of Baldwin City, Kansas, passed away April 21, 2018, at his home. He was born Oct. 19, 1922, in Paradise, Missouri, the son of Burton L. Taul and Myrtle (Hibbard) Taul.
When Joe Ed was a small child Jesse James and the Dalton Gang actually sat down to a meal at their family home as they were passing through Missouri. At the age of 10, Ed moved with his family to Baldwin City, Kansas, where he spent the remaining 85 years of his life.
On March 17, 1946, Joe Ed was united in marriage to Louise Reams at the Baldwin First United Methodist Church. They celebrated 70 years of marriage together until her death, July 16, 2016.
Joe Ed and Louise had four children all of who survive, Martha Christie and late husband, Mike, Jimmie Taul and wife, Carol, Johnnie Taul and wife, Jane all of Baldwin City and Marilyn Taul of Overland Park, Kansas. He has eight grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and he is also survived by a brother, C.T. Taul of Baldwin City as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Joe Ed is preceded in death by his wife, Louise; parents B.L. and Myrtle Taul; son-in-law Mike Christie; brothers, Hibbard Taul and his wife, Marie, Jamie Taul; sisters Julia Heinen and her husband, Alvin, Letha Mae Gilliland and her husband, Glenn, and sister-in-law Betty Taul.
In his younger days he enjoyed playing right field on the Baldwin Junction baseball team.
Joe Ed was a longtime farmer who worked from sun up to sundown. It was nothing to see tractor lights in the fields late at night or a welder going in the shop at night to make repairs from equipment being broken by Jimmie and Johnnie during the day.
Graveside funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2018, at Worden Cemetery, Worden, Kansas. Family will greet friends for a visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2018, at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin City. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice and sent in c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Condolences may be sent to the family through lamb-roberts.com