OBITUARY

Yvonne Marie Cunningham

November 15, 1941March 10, 2018
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Yvonne (Vonnie) Marie Cunningham, 76, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2018 in Overland Park, KS.

Vonnie was born on November 15, 1941 in Great Falls, Montana to Clarence and Emma Mahoney. She graduated from Great Falls High School in 1959.

After marrying Thomas Cunningham on April 29th, 1961 in Great Falls, MT, they soon moved to Blaine, Minnesota, where they raised their three children. Vonnie and Tom later divorced, but remained very close and supportive of one another until Tom’s death in 1996.

Vonnie held many different jobs to help provide for her family, eventually completing her training to become a certified medical transcriptionist. She was proud of this accomplishment and had great sensitivity and respect for the struggle and effort required by women to make a place for themselves in the workplace during that time.

Vonnie enjoyed movies, nature, and creating calm, beautiful spaces in her home. She loved to keep up with current events and also celebrity news in the entertainment world. She was an avid reader and enjoyed learning. Before becoming ill, she loved to walk and observe wildlife in nature preserves and parks near her home in MN.

Shortly after retirement, Vonnie developed an autoimmune disorder and moved to Rose Estates Assisted Living Community in Overland Park, KS to be near her son, Mark, and his family. She found pleasure and joy visiting with her children and grandchildren. Some of her final words encouraged us to love each other. Vonnie was deeply loved and will be missed.

Her children give thanks to God for their mom and put their hope in Jesus Christ, their savior and Lord.

Preceded in death by former husband Thomas Cunningham; father Clarence and mother Emma; brother David Mahoney; brother-in-law Patrick Cunningham; and nephew Don Mahoney.

Vonnie is survived by son Mark Cunningham and his wife Tammie, daughter Terri Cunningham and daughter Diana Ness and her husband Bob; grandchildren Brandon Cunningham (Kristina), Matthew Cunnningham (Aubrey), Megan Andrasik (Nick), David Ness (Angie), Laura Ness and Joseph Ness; great grandchildren Ella Cunningham and Jackson Ness; her brother and sister-in-law Delmar and Beverly Mahoney; many nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 26, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 26, 2018

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