Vonda Jenkins Mallon February 6, 1927 May 6, 2013 Vonda Jenkins (nee Oliver) Mallon, age 86, of State College, passed away May 6, 2013. Funeral will be Friday, May 10, 2013, at 12 p.m.; visitation prior to service at 11 a.m. at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. Burial at Floral Hills Cemetery to follow. Vonda was born Feb. 6, 1927 in Byron, Ark. She married Robert Clifford Oliver in 1946. She later married Albert Leo Mallon in 1971. She worked for the Greenlease Motor Company (1951-1959), Kansas City Board of Education (1959-1962), and VFW
Headquarters in Kansas City, Mo. (1962-1991). She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Gainesville, Fla.; was a previous member of the Kansas City Baptist Temple and Armour Heights Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. She was a former member and president of the Kansas City Tiara chapter of the American Business Women's Association and a longtime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Vonda is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Allie Jenkins; sisters, Thelmarie Franks, Ione Jenkins, and Infant Glenda; brother, Bobby Joe Jenkins; and husbands, Robert Clifford Oliver and Albert Leo Mallon. Vonda is survived by her daughter, Barbara Oliver Korner (James), of State College; brother, Glendel Jenkins, of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; sister, Wanda Jenkins, of St. Joseph, Mo.; sister-in-laws, Wilma Jenkins and Cora Sanders; nieces and nephews, Carolyn Durham, Terri Winningham, Stephanie Hammack, Rhonda Haden, Kenneth Sanders and Janet Honchell; and six great-nieces and nephews. Vonda Mallon lived a life that demonstrated faith, hope, and love as a dedicated daughter, sister, wife, mother, and friend. Through a life of service both in her church work and for nearly 30 years working with payroll and benefits at the National Headquarters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, she provided solace, training, counsel, and assistance to employees and others. She spent decades as an elementary Sunday School teacher and in church kitchens helping children and others to see her faith at work. Her humor and laughter instilled hope in the midst of adversity. Most of all, her ways of caring for her family, the elderly, and the ill demonstrated a life of love. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the United Methodist Women, Trinity United Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53rd Ave., Gainesville, FL 32653. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com
. Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64133, 816-353-1218.