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Lela M. Chonko, 86, Richmond, passed away Wednesday June 20, 2007 at the Ray County Memorial Hospital.
Lela was born on July 5, 1920 in Wisconsin the daughter of John and Leta (Doan) Gerhardt. She had worked as a Home Health Nurse.
Survivors include three daughters Sharon Ann Krutz of West Chicago, Ill., Jacqulin Johnson of Orrick, Mo., Nadine Jackson of Orrick, Mo., one son Gary Chonko of Steger, Ill., 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
Lela was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter Cheeta Hartfield and one brother Burdette Gerhardt.
Memorial Services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday June 23, 2007 at the HUD Community Room in Richmond.
Arrangements under the direction of Polley Funeral Home, Richmond.