obits from Grandma Grace's book
Joanna was Grandma Grace's cousin
Bethany Republican-Clipper April 10 1996
Joanna Bondurant, 71, Cainsville, died April 6 1996 at Liberty Hospital.
Mrs. Bondurant was born in Akron, MO, and was a lifetime resident of Cainsville. She worked for First National Bank of Cainsville for 41 years and also taught school. She married Kenneth Bondurant in 1946, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cainsville, P.E.O. Bx of Cainsville and was a former member of the 20th Century Club, Cainsville.
Survivors include her husband Kenneth of the home; 1 brother, Stanley Maple, Fairfield, Ia; 3 sisters, Elaine Graham, Ileen Thomas, and Kathleen Clegg, all of Cainsville and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held April 9 1996 at the First Baptist Church of Cainsville, under the direction of the Stoklasa Memorial Chapel. Burial was in the Zoar Cemetery, Cainsville.
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Joanna Maple Bondurant
Joanna Maple Bondurant was born June 20 1924 in the Akron community norhtwest of Cainsville, MO, and passed away April 6 1996 at Liberty Hospital. She was the youngest of five children born to Harley and Cora Stanley Maple.
She married Kenneth Bondurant OCtober 15 1946 in Troy, KS. They moved into their home in Cainsville and lived there throughout their marriage.
Joanna taught at the Lynn County School after graduating from Cainsville High School. She was hired at $75.00 per month but if she would go to Maryville College for 10 weeks of summer school, which she did and got very homesick, the district could get state support and pay her $90.00 a month. She taught there for two years.
In March 1945, Kenneth Weary of First National Bank, Cainsville, asked her to be an employee of the bank. Joanna worked there from April 1 1945 until July 1 1986.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cainsville, PEO Chapter BX and former member of the New Century Club. Joanna had many interests, one of which was her love for travel, traveling both at home and abroad after her retirement. She never tired of seeing the countryside and thoroughly enjoyed riding the side roads of North Missouri.
After her 70th birthday party, she went home and resumed work on a quilt she had pieced during World War II. She went on to quilt several more and was active as long as her health permitted in quilting with the Methodist Church quilting group. Joanna also crocheted and did other hand work.
She is survived by her husband Kenneth of the home, a brother Stanley Maple, Fairfield, IA; three sisters, Elaine Graham, Ileen Thomas, and Kathleen Clegg, all of Cainsville; one brother-in-law, Keith Thomas, several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Joanna never met a "stranger". She loved people and if any friend or family member needed help, all they had to do was call Kenneth and Joanna and they were there. She will always be remembered for her love of life, her love of family and friends and bringing happiness and cheer to those she was with.
Services were held at 1:00 p.m. April 9 1996 at the First Baptist Church in Cainsville. Burial was in the Zoar Cemetery.
Thanks to all our friends and relatives who helped us in any way through this time of sorrow. She was a very special person.
Stanley Maple and Family
Elaine Graham and Family
Keith and Ileen Thomas and Family
Kathleen Clegg and Family