E. Mary Gonder
E. Mary Gonder, 89, Mt. Pleasant, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Arbor Court in Mt. Pleasant.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Kimzey Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant. The Rev. James Erwin will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
She was born June 11, 1924, in Bolton County, Ontario, Canada. She moved to Florida as a young child where she attended Wauchula (Fla.) Elementary School, She graduated from high school in Zephyllis, Fla. She enrolled in the College of Business at Michigan State University in Lansing, Mich., where she studied social studies and accounting.
She began her working career as a purchasing clerk for Risdon Manufacturing Company, a Coca Cola franchise, in Naugatauk, Conn. She then attended the National Academy of Nannies. She was nanny for a young boy from 1979-1981 and later for two other boys. She was also a caregiver for the elderly.
She obtained her CNA license and worked for Nurses Unlimited. She then obtained her CAN license in North Carolina. She served as a home health aide for a lady in Greensboro, N.C. She remained there until returning to Florida in December of 1991. In 1992, she moved to Vero Beach, Fla. as a CAN Companion for the Alsten Nursing Agency.
In 1992, she moved to Iowa and married Ron Gonder. He preceded her in death. In 2000, she moved to make her home in Mt. Pleasant.
Her husband and parents precede in death.