Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Gladys I. Bond, 93, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012, in her home.

She was born March 28, 1919, in Advance, Mo., the daughter of David Guy and Ollie Lillian (McClain) Slinkard. On Nov. 16, 1942, in Washington, D.C., she was united in marriage to George W. Bond, who preceded her in death on Oct. 19, 2001. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Gerald William Bond; three brothers, Weldon Slinkard, Melvin Slinkard and Norman Slinkard; and one sister, Bette Crites.

Survivors include: three sons, Terrance "Terry" Bond and his wife, Thressa, of Bolivar, David "Dave" Bond, of Shell Knob, and Ronald "Ron" Bond and his wife, Kathy, of Ozark; three sisters, Novella Howell, of Chaffee, Patsy Statler and her husband, Pete, of Jackson, and Jane Klaus, of Jackson; seven grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and 16 great- grandchildren.

She graduated from high school in Delta and attended business college at Cape Girardeau. She then moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked 22 years for the Civil Service as a clerk. Upon her husband's retirement from the Air Force, they moved to St. Louis and remained there until 1974, when they moved to Shell Knob. She was a member of Viola Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held Saturday in Viola Baptist Church under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Pastor Richard Jones conducted the services. Burial was at Viola Cemetery.

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