Mona Rendleman

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mona Marie Bollinger Rendleman, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and Christian friend, went to her heavenly home Jan. 22, 2011, at the age of 102.

Mona Bollinger was born Sept. 7, 1908, to Walter and Zella Proffer Bollinger. She married the love of her life, Thomas Rendleman July 25, 1935, and he preceded her in death May 17, 2003. They had three children, Thomas (Frances) Rendleman Jr., Suzanna (Eldon) Boswell and Mary (Mitchell) Hart, all survive. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Max Bollinger; and four sisters, Bernice Dunn Warren, Melba Williamson, Pauline and Cozy Bollinger.

Mona was in the first graduating class of Bell City (Mo.) High School. She was also on the first women's basketball team. She was proud to say they won the county championship in 1925. She later became a teacher at Bell City.

She was an asset to the family farm, as she was quick to provide a snack or a hot meal to all who helped in the family business.

She was a member of the Bell City United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women's organization.

Mona greeted everyone she met with a smile and kind words.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Bell City United Methodist Church. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Andy Lambel officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Bell City.

Morgan Funeral Home in Advance is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to: Stoddard County Children's Home, P.O. Box 164 Dexter, MO 63841