Mary Ellen bond
Mary Ellen Bond, 76, of Gardner, KS, passed away at her home on December 23, 2010.  Cremation.  Graveside Inurnment will be 2:00 pm Saturday, January 8, 2010 at Gardner Cemetery, Gardner.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Community family support service fund.  Arrangements:  Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS 913-856-7111.  Condolences may be sent to Mary Ellen was born August 10, 1934 in Kansas City, KS to John Melvin and Celestia Lottie (Hosch) Huonker.  She moved to Bonner Springs as a grade school student.  She was a graduate of Bonner Springs High School where she was homecoming queen her senior year.  Mary Ellen married Billy Joe Bond on February 7, 1954 in Bonner Springs.  She was a member of the Methodist Church of Bonner Springs.  They moved to Gardner in 1975.   Mary Ellen was co-owner and bookkeeper for
several family businesses until her retirement in 1999.  She liked to read and do puzzles.  Mary Ellen loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Mary Ellen was a special person, liked and admired by all who knew her.  She never complained or had an unkind word about anyone.   She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, John Melvin Hounker, Jr.  Mary Ellen is survived by her husband Bill of the home; daughters Denise Ellen Bond of Olathe, KS and Linda Gale White of Gardner; son Keith Alan Bond of Edgerton, KS; brother George Hounker of Bloomington, IL six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.