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The Life And Times Of A Missouri Veteran And Traveler Who Died From COVID-19

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Courtesy of Holly Edgell
Alvin Edgell, bottom right, lived in a nursing home that closed its doors in March to visitors. Six weeks later, the 96-year-old contracted COVID-19, which led to his death.

Alvin Edgell died of COVID-19 last month at the age of 96. His daughter, Holly, remembers traveling with her father, and how he enjoyed talking about politics and current events.

A daughter shares memories of her father, who died from COVID-19.

  • Holly Edgell, journalist
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