Viola M. Fredendall, age 84, of Belle, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the Gasconade Terrace Retirement Center in Owensville.
Viola was born on December 25, 1929, in Maries County, a daughter to the late Everett and Susie (Cox) McKinney.
Viola attended the Buck Elk School in rural Osage County. On August 30, 1947, she was united in marriage to Herbert Steve Fredendall. From this union, eight children were born. Herbert preceded her in death on December 10, 1999.
Viola was a lifelong resident of the Belle area and a faithful member of the Liberty Church of Christ. She was employed at various places around Belle including the International and Brown Shoe Factories, the Counter Factory and as a home health aide. She retired from the Osage County Human Development Corporation in Linn.
Viola enjoyed gardening, canning, walking, making quilt tops and she loved roses. Her greatest joy was time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Viola is survived and will be lovingly remembered by: four sons, Brad Fredendall of St. Charles, Kevin Fredendall and his wife Tammy of Belle, Richard Fredendall and his wife Angie of Jefferson City, and Terry and his wife Nancy of Hingham, MA; two daughters, Tammy Zerbliss and her husband Jeff of Wichita, KS, and Barbara Cale and her husband Steve of Aurora, IL; two brothers, Floyd McKinney and his wife Ruth of Belle and Jack McKinney and his wife Audrey of Owensville; one sister Helen Shanks of Owensville; five sister-in-laws, two brother-in-laws, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family members and friends.
In addition to her parents and her spouse of 52 years, she was preceded in death by: two sons, Roger and Mark Fredendall; four brothers, Carl, Paul, Bernie, and Eugene McKinney, and one sister, Thelma McKinney.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 21, 2014, at Sassmann's Chapel in Belle.
Funeral Services will be at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, December 22, 2014 at the Liberty Church of Christ in Belle with Randy Carr and Larry Harris officiating. Interment will follow at the Bethel Cemetery in Vienna. A luncheon will be served at 11:00 a.m. prior to the service.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Fair Haven Children's Home located at 3132 N Fair Haven Loop, Strafford, MO 65757