Tonda Leah (Palmer) Denly

Written by Theresa Rose on August 6, 2015

Tonda Leah (Palmer) Denly, 79, of Farmington, Iowa, passed away at 2:54 p.m. Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at her home.

Born July 28, 1936 in Keokuk, Iowa, the daughter of Kenneth Ezra and Mary Elizabeth (Rooney) Palmer. On July 1, 1956 she married Richard Eugene “Dutch” Denly in Santa Monica, California.

Survivors include her husband, Dutch; one son, Kevin (Debbie) Denly of Farmington, Iowa; two daughters, Deborah (Joseph) Jury of Ingalls, Kansas and Angela (Doug) Moore of Donnellson, Iowa; nine grandchildren, Jason Jury of Los Angeles, California, Lesli (Joe) Beery of Marion, Kansas, Kari (Brad) Burkhart of Cimarron, Kansas, Elizabeth (Matt) Graves of Gate, Oklahoma, Jessi (Brandon) Edgar of Quincy, Illinois, Austin Moore of Ames, Iowa, Caleb and Connor Moore of Donnellson, Iowa, and Stuart (Shelly) Jury of Farmington, Iowa; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Marla (Helen Edwards) Palmer; several nieces and nephews; and her special friend, Jeanette Jarvis of Donnellson, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Jack and Neil Palmer.

Tonda was a member of Farmington United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She worked as a bank teller at Keokuk Savings Bank and Pilot Grove Savings Bank. Tonda was also a child-care provider. She served on the Board of Directors for Donnellson Senior Housing for over 25 years.

Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 7, 2015 at the Farmington United Methodist Church. The family will meet with friends from 5:00 p.m. To 7:00 p.m. that evening at the church.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 8, 2015 at the Farmington United Methodist Church with Pastor Goldie Laymon, Pastor Dawn Butler, and Pastor Michael Elrod officiating.

Following the service, her body will be cremated. Burial will be at the Greenglade Cemetery at a later date.

A memorial has been established for Lee County Health Department Hospice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneralhome.com .

The Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Farmington is assisting the family with the arrangements.