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Edward James Scannell
("The Ironworker Poet")

b. November 20, 1944 d. August 3, 2019


Edward James Scannell "The Ironworker Poet"

St. Genevieve, MO. Ed, 74, passed away August 3, 2019. Born November 20, 1944, he was preceded in death by his daughter Juliet K. Scannell, his parents, Vivian I. and Edward J. Scannell, his sister Mary C. Scannell. He had a big heart and befriended anyone who needed a friend. Ed was a proud Marine who served in Vietnam, was an iron worker, and a writer. He drew on the experiences of his colorful life to produce poetry, novels, and short stories published and private. Katherine Patricia Scannell Goffstein, Kati Isabelle to her dad, her husband Adam Goffstein, and his grandchildren, JRob, Grover, and Smokey Goffstein will miss his stories, discussing politics and books, and enjoying the outdoors with him. His son, James Scannell, will miss long discussions about everything. He is also missed by his first wife, Patricia Wedner, his sister, Margaret Agnew and her husband Steve Agnew. Carole Cohen will miss the miss the multiple daily conversations as his closest companion, editor, and agent. He will be missed by Robert Earlywine, co-author of In the Big Sky’s Mouth, Rikki Henderson, Marlene Miller, and Everett Hearst. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Ed’s name to any Democrat who opposes Donald Trump. Ed signed off on his letters with…..
Take care, Beware, Be humble,
Don’t stumble, au revoir, bon jour…
Love you very.