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  • Rhonda Faye Huffman

  • Rhonda Faye Huffman, 59, of Weir, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, MO, following a short illness.

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  • Rhonda Faye Huffman, 59, of Weir, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, MO, following a short illness.
    She was born September 27, 1953 in Columbus, KS, the daughter of Melvin Lewis and Prudence Colleen (Rion) Huffman. She had been a Weir resident for most of her adult life and was a graduating member of the Southeast High School class of 1971. She then graduated from Parsons Community College as a Registered Nurse in 1974. She worked as an OB nurse before furthering her career and becoming a Nurse Practitioner specializing in OB/GYN in 1977.
    Rhonda was queen of her first class in Spring Grove School in Galena, KS., and Sweetheart Queen of Southeast High School her Junior year. Her membership was held in the Baptist Church.
    Survivors include one son, Chauncey Rion Huffman and his wife Kristen Huffman of Carl Junction, MO; parents Melvin and Prudence Huffman of Weir; four sisters Debbie Orem of Joplin; Sandi Friend and her husband Doug of Crestline, KS; Teresa Poznich and her husband George of Weir; and Sheina Huffman of Weir and Grove, OK; one grandchild Camden Huffman; nieces; nephews; great nieces; great nephews; numerous relatives and friends. Camden was the “son” shine of her life.
    She was preceded in death by her brother Chuck Huffman on October 16, 1988; grandparents Faye and Bill Rion and John and Verda Huffman.
    Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Weir with the Rev. James Shope, officiating. Pallbearers will be Rick Friend; Matt Friend; Jeffrey Renn; Tim Hartmann; Jacob Dietz; and Travis Bowman. Burial will be in the Lone Elm Cemetery in Cherokee County Kansas. Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and after 8 a.m. on Monday at their convenience. Condolences may be left at our website http://www.bathnaylor.com.
     
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