Vada Gonders

Friday, January 4, 2002

Vada Margaret "Bonnie" Murray Gonders, 84, of Midwest City, Okla., died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.

She was born Dec. 30, 1917, in Gentry County, Mo., daughter of Levi and Erla Dell Long Murray. She and Roy Gonders were married in 1946. He died in 1993.

Gonders was a member of First Baptist Church in Midwest City for more than 50 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Dell Gonders Golike of Cape Girardeau; and two granddaughters, Lara Dell Golike and Kristen Margaret Golike of Cape Girardeau.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, and a sister.

Friends may call at Robberson-Polley Funeral Home in Albany, Mo., from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Graveside service will be at 11:30 in Grandview Cemetery in Albany.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Midwest City.

Memorials may be made to the Department of Communication at Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Mo., 63701-2750.

Announcement courtesy of Ford and Sons Funeral Home.