Edel Naduma Flewelling, 68, passed away Friday, September 1, 2023, after a five-year battle with lung cancer.
Edel was born April 19, 1955, to Maria A. DelReal and Bruno O. Naduma, in Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines. Edel was the eldest of four daughters. She was very determined to finish school even with minimal resources. Her family saved their money and sold vegetables from their garden to send their eldest daughter to school. She finished her studies with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Velez College of Nursing and was part of the first group of nursing from the Philippines to travel to the United States to work. She landed in Kansas City with a group of nurses in April 1979.
After moving to the U.S., she worked at Truman Medical Center and then later Centerpoint Medical Center, where she met and made many lifelong friends. She bravely left her family in the Philippines for the United States for more opportunities to provide for and support her parents and her three sisters. Her courage proved fruitful because her sisters, as well as her nieces and nephews, were provided the resources to pursue and finish their studies to become successful professionals in their fields.
Edel leaves behind her husband of 36 years, Ronald R. Flewelling; daughter, Jade (Nate) Williams; granddaughters, Amiah, Caroline, and Cecelia. She loved and adored her granddaughters, and they will forever remember the fun and special times with their Lola.
A visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, with services immediately following on Friday, September 8, 2023.
Our Sincere Condolences
REST IN PEACE my dearest friend Edel.
Prayers n Heartfelt Condolences to Ron, Jade n Nate n beautiful grand daughters she was always proud of.
A very sweet, soft spoken, simple n low profile humble beauty lady, my confidant, always so proud of me, a great friend since 1979 we arrived in Kansas City, apartment room mates in 1980’s, a lot of happy n fun memories with her n our close friends Lou n Manny.
We’ll miss her a lot. Edel is a very special friend, will always be in our hearts. Farewell Edel, till we meet again. GOD be with you as you mourn … Ron Jade Nate n her family in the Philippines.
Your love was so warm auntie Edel. I will miss you. Rest Easy.
Jade and Uncle Ron,
Be strong, we are here for you. My deepest sympathies.
You were a gift to those who knew and loved you. And your passing is a huge loss to them. Sending my heartfelt caring thoughts, prayers and condolences to them all especially to Ron, Jade, your grandchildren & and the rest of your family.
We will miss you and grieve for you but I’m thankful for the hope of the our Savior’s return & the promise of eternal life. Rest in Eternal Peace, sweet Edel.
Lira Susan Bergeron
You were an angel sent from above. We are forever grateful for everything you’ve done.
We are very blessed to have you as our aunt. Your memories will forever be in our hearts. We’ll always remember you as our loving, caring, generous, and sweet aunt.
We will miss you a lot! We love you!
You will always be our dearest aunt, most beautiful and wonderful to our eyes, your nieces and nephews… so loving and caring.
We have been truly blessed to have you as our aunt… We will always hold you dear to our hearts!
Uncle Ron, Jade and family… may God give you strength, and we are also here for you, your family…always praying for you.
Auntie Edel, no more pains, rest easy…we love you tons!