Tonya Pender

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Tonya Pender

Tonya Lynn Pender, 65, of Cape Girardeau passed away Friday, July 6, 2018.

She was born Aug. 28, 1952, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Robert and Iletha Cockrell.

She was a homemaker who loved keeping her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Marlin Pender of Cape Girardeau; daughters, Kristy Cain (Lee Malone) of Blytheville, Arkansas, and Leighann Ludolph (Mike Sullivan) of Cape Girardeau; grandchildren, Harley Grimes (Hannah Beth), Justin Day (Trinity), Lane Golemon (Peace), Riley Cain (Mary Claire) and Olivia Green; sisters, Angie Blaylock (Phillip Fleming) of Osceola, Arkansas, and Robyn Davison of Alexandria, Louisiana; father, Robert Cockrell of Alexandria; and nieces, Nonnie Blaylock and Courtney Cothern.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Iletha Cockrell, and her best friend, Cathy Brewer.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Roller-Swift Funeral Home in Osceola.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Mississippi County Memorial Gardens.

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