Edmond Slimane

Edmond Leon Slimane, 71, passed away peacefully September 28, 2020 at home surrounded by his family and loved ones.

Edmond was born May 03, 1949 in Paris, France to Georgette LeBrun and Andre Aite-Slimane. He was raised by his aunt Teresa Depret after is his mother passed shortly after his birth. Edmond lived in Paris, France until 1976 where he come to America on a work visa. He worked at Cross’s Restaurant in Sugar Creek, Mo where he met his wife Laurie (Leffingwell) Slimane of 44 years.

Edmond had a passion for cooking and creating French cuisine and pastries. His love for cooking lead him to work in world class restaurants like the Savoy Grill in Kansas City, Chicago Art Institute in Chicago, IL, and several other restaurants mainly in KC. Edmond loved to paint, draw, and build things and spending time with his family. Edmond is survived by his wife Laurie (Leffingwell) Slimane, his three children Elizabeth (Slimane) Stout and wife Lori Stout, Patrick Slimane, Katie Wallace and husband Tristin Chavez, three grand children Dillion Reed, Edmond Slimane, and Jackson Slimane, cousin Edmond Frechmann and wife Rose Frechmann and several nieces and nephews. He is proceeded in death by his biological mother Georgette LeBrun, father Andre Aite-Slimane, Adoptive mother Teresa Depret, his cousin Edmee Frechmann and husband Orville Frechmann, son-in-law Brandon Wallace, father in law Philip Leffingwell and mother in law Jackie Leffingwell.



There will be an open house style Celebration of Life held at the family’s home in Independence, Mo. Cards and flowers can be sent to the family’s home. Please contact the family for the address.


  1. Lisa Hite on September 30, 2020 at 9:59 am

    What a beautiful life and love story. So sorry for your loss and pain.

  2. Nancy Hopkins on September 30, 2020 at 10:14 am

    I am so sorry! My love, prayers and hugs are with you all.

  3. Tom Clayton on October 1, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    The kind of man we all aspire to be. After we met in Chicago, as neighbors, my life improved immediately. He made me smile every time we were together. So many good memories. Now he’s serving up some wonderful dishes at Heaven’s table. God Bless you, Edmond, my dear friend. To all family left behind, I pray for strength and gentle love in the days ahead.

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