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Waters Funeral Home
Sunday June 23rd, 2019
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Monday June 24th, 2019

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Monday June 24th, 2019

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Rhonda Travis


Rhonda Travis, 62, of Vandalia, MO passed away at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2019, at her home. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2019 at Waters Funeral Home. Pastor Bob Hoehn will officiate. Burial will be in the Vandalia Cemetery following the service.

A visitation celebrating Rhonda's life will be held 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the Waters Funeral Home.

Rhonda was born on August 10, 1956, in Hannibal, Missouri the daughter of William G. and Margaret (Trower) Fowler.

She was united in marriage to George Travis on April 23, 1977, at the First Baptist Church Vandalia, Missouri. He survives her.

Other survivors include her son, Justin (Lori) Travis of Elizabethtown, KY and granddaughter, Amelia Travis of Elizabethtown, KY.

In addition to her parents, Rhonda was preceded in death by her brother, Glendal Fowler. 

Rhonda was a graduate of Van-Far Class of 1974.

She retired as a secretary for the Women's Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center. Rhonda enjoyed growing flowers and plants, loved her dogs but nothing was more special to her than her granddaughter Amelia, she was Rhonda's pride and joy.

Pallbearers will be Rob Scherman, Ron Dudley, Jim Williams, Clayton Elston, Dave Hopke and Marlin Thompson. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, in care of Waters Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute viewed on Rhonda's memorial page at www.watersfuneral.com.

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I am so sorry for your loss, please except our condolences and prayers. I cant take away the pain of which you feel but, Isaiah 40:26 in part-reads that you will find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of Jehovah God, who will remember every detail about your love one and bring them back again in the resurrection hope. (Acts 24:15)
I hope this brings a little comfort for your family and friends.

Tammy Davis Jun 26 2019 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in God's sure promise to restore our dear loved ones to life by means of a resurrection to a paradise earth, where sickness and death will be no more. "The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." (John 5:28,29) I hope that reflecting on these thoughts and your wonderful memories will give you some relief during this difficult time.

K Jun 24 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rhonda Travis

Debbie Taylor Jun 24 2019 12:00 AM

Rhonda was such a loving and positive lady. She had an infectious smile. I will miss her emails and responses. I could feel her smiles. I wish I would have been able to see her in person more than just a few times as I feel we would have been close friends. Our deepest sympathy goes to the family. She will be dearly missed. She is in loving hands. Memories are forever. Hugs to all.

Sandra Travis Knecht Jun 23 2019 12:00 AM

Rhonda was a good person. We were friends & classmates. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

Lessie Thurman Calvert Jun 22 2019 12:00 AM

A Blooming Basket was ordered on June 22, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jun 22 2019 12:00 AM

Taken too soon. I wish I would've visited more. Rhonda was a special person. She was so proud of her family. When she talked about Amelia, her eyes lit up. She was so happy to be a grandma. My deepest and sincerest sympathy goes out to the family. I will miss her so much.

Cheryl Hobbs Jun 21 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rhonda Travis

Cathy Overton Jun 21 2019 12:00 AM

A Medium Basket Garden was ordered on June 21, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jun 21 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your family.

Thomas & Marilynn Flowers Jun 21 2019 12:00 AM

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