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GALENA, Kan. - Ronda Kaye (Neumeyer) Whittington, age 51, passed away at 5:12 a.m., Saturday, September 9, 2017, at her home following an illness.
Ronda was born June 12, 1966, in Joplin, Mo. Her parents were Duane and Carole (Burris) Neumeyer. She had lived in Galena since 1999, moving from Reeds, Mo.
She worked at Pillsbury Bakery, Joplin, for 10 years, until 2011. She was a member of Central Christian Church, Joplin. Her greatest joy was watching her grandchildren.
Ronda was married to Mike Whittington on May 27, 2000, in Galena. He survives.
Additional survivors include two sons, Bradley Branstetter (wife, Sierra), Reeds, and Corey Branstetter, Avilla, Mo.; one stepdaughter, Shelby Lynn Whittington-Colon (husband, Chris), Galena; her mother, Carol Neumeyer, Reeds; one brother, Randy Neumeyer, Reeds; and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Duane Neumeyer.
A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, with a visitation following the service until 7:30 p.m.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltfuneralhomes.com.
Published on September 13, 2017
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