Gloria D. Derendinger, 85, of Boonville, surrounded by her family, passed away peacefully at her home, following a long illness. Private graveside services were held at the Peninsula Cemetery on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, with Rev. Tom Brack officiating. Gloria was born in Boonville, MO, May 22, 1926, the daughter of Herbert Lloyd Bledsoe and Orpha Piatt Bledsoe. She married Ernest H. Derendinger in Columbia, MO, January 11, 1943. Gloria was preceded in death by Ernie, two children and her parents. Ernie and Gloria had 8 children, 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Gloria will be missed by her family, but they rejoice knowing that Ernie and Gloria are together again.
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Published in Boonville Daily News from Sept. 14 to Sept. 21, 2011