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Mary VanGilder, age 76, of Lamar, died Friday, November 19, 2010, at Truman Healthcare Center.


 Mary was born September 4, 1934 to Harry C. and Lois L. (Youngs) Hale.  She was raised in Lamar and graduated in 1952 from Lamar High School.  On July 23, 1965, she married Lloyd VanGilder at Lamar, and together they raised three children.


 Mary was of the Methodist faith and had worked for Big Smith Manufacturing and also for O’Sullivan Industries.


 Mary leaves behind her husband Lloyd; two sons, Larry and Anita VanGilder of Ridgedale, MO and Robert and Letha VanGilder of Springfield, MO; two step-daughters, Patricia and Jim Higgins, of Fayetteville, AR, and Theresa and John Norris, of Mazie, OK; one sister Barbara  Franks, of Kansas City, Kansas; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.


 Mary was preceded in death by her parents, and one daughter, Marie Reinert in 2001.


 Graveside Services for Mary will be 11:00 am Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at Lake Cemetery.


 Mary may be view after 9:00 am Tuesday, at Daniel Funeral Home.


#10 Branson, MOCindy Shook 2010-11-23 09:51
Larry, Anita & Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know that you are comforted by your faith in God during this difficult time. We are thinking of you.
#9 Mesa, AZTom & Sherri 2010-11-22 21:20
Larry & Anita:

We love you guys. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
#8 Creve Coeur, MOJan Ericson 2010-11-22 18:58
Dear Larry and Anita,
I remember Larry's times away to care for his Mother during her last days. Now I pray for your peace, comfort and strength. in Jesus' love, Jan
#7 Branson, MOCaroll & Loretta McCullough 2010-11-22 08:59
Larry, Anita and Family,
You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers. Take comfort in your faith and in knowing that God is with you with every step you take.
#6 BransonMona Menezes 2010-11-22 08:16
Larry & Anita
My thoughts and prayers are with you. You have been an example in caring lovingly for your parents all these years and may God bless you now even in this loss. Mona Menezes
#5 Branson, MOLori Helle 2010-11-22 07:21
Larry and Anita,
My deepest sympathy to both of you and your family for the loss of your mother. May you find comfort and peace as you go through this difficult time.
#4 Branson, MOcarl & Sue Sparks 2010-11-22 05:22
Larry, Anita and VanGilder family, please know that each of you are in our prayers.
#3 Balad IraqLeonard Alejandro 2010-11-21 05:22
To the Robert VanGilder and family the AMCOM SCR & LARs in Iraq would like to express their heartfelt condolence on the loss of your loving Mother. Robert to you and the rest of your family, our prayers and thoughts are with you May God Bless each and every one of you.
#2 Branson, MODon/Sandra Williams 2010-11-20 15:42
Larry, Anita and family you all are in our thoughts and prayers!
#1 Marshall, Mo.Bill & Billie Vardiman 2010-11-20 08:09
Larry & Anita, You and your family are in our Prayers that God's Loving Peace which passes ALL understanding be present with you now and forever.
May God Bless
Bill Vardiamn
Chaplain Marshall Gideon Camp

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