Ramona Kathleen Mona Herder, 78, of Humboldt, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. She was born on Aug. 2, 1940, to Ernest and Alpha (Huffman) Smith in Independence. She married Gordon Clark Herder on Aug. 21, 1960 in Independence. He preceded her in death on July 3, 1988.
Mona graduated from Independence High School and from Independence Community College. She was a farm wife and a homemaker and later worked with a food service and as a paraprofessional. Mona was a Master Gardener and loved helping others. Mona was a member of Humboldt United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Hoe & Hope Garden Club, South Logan FCE, Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel, SEK Bottle & Relic Club and a 4-H leader.
Mona is survived by sons Cole Herder and wife Melinda of Humboldt, Ronald Herder and wife Sheryl of Humboldt, Lyle Herder and wife Theresa of Pass Christian, Miss.; daughters Brenda Stephens and husband Alan of Kincaid, Cindy Ladd and husband Lenny of McCune; brother Randy Smith of Carterville, Mo.; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mona was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Joan Catlett.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Humboldt First United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Humboldt United Methodist Church with interment following at DeWitt Cemetery in Humboldt. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com. The family suggests memorials to Humboldt United Methodist Church and Wings of Warriors Cancer Foundation and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 908 Central, Humboldt, KS 66748.