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Private Graveside Services will be held at the Vandalia Cemetery at a later date.
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Interment of his cremains will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Floyd F. Bontz passed away with family at his side at 1:43 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at his home in Vandalia. He attended area schools and was a veteran of the U. S. Navy serving in the Korean War. After returning from his military service, Floyd was employed at the International Shoe Factory in Vandalia for 15 years before going to work at Harbison-Walker Refractories. He retired after 35 years at the brick plant. Floyd was an avid vegetable gardener and loved growing vegetables for his family and friends. He also spent his retirement collecting clocks and was happiest when surrounded by his family.
Born: May 22, 1932 in Madisonville, Missouri the son of Herman Leslie and Willa Faye (Benn) Bontz.
Married: Betty Lou Smith on May 28, 1955 in Vandalia; she survives at the home.
Survivors include: wife, Betty of Vandalia; one son, Gregory Douglas Bontz and wife, Kathy of Vandalia; two daughters: Rebecca Louise Welch and husband, Frank of Bowling Green, Missouri; Tammy Lea Fischer and close friend, Allen of Bowling Green; 10 grandchildren: Andrea Ivy and husband, Jeff of Clarksville, Missouri; Thomas Welch and wife, Mandy of Curryville; Timothy Welch of Clarksville; Paul Douglas Bontz of Blue Springs, Missouri; Austin Gregory Bontz and wife, Jaimie of Cameron, Missouri; Sarah Patridge and husband, Jeff of Oak Grove, Missouri; Jamie Fischer and close friend, Sean Delozier of Vandalia; Angela Fischer, Cheyenne Hicks and Dakota Hicks all of Bowling Green; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Catherine Runyon and Donna Hoover both of Vandalia.
Preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers; one son-in-law and one grandson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the donor's choice.
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