Mona Travis

Rosewood Heights |

Mona M. Travis, 87, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 02, 2010 at her home.

She was born Dec. 7, 1922 in Alton to Leo and Leila (Meisenheimer) Vatole.

On Jan. 24, 1943, she married John R. Travis in Palo Pinto, Texas. Together they shared 67 years of marriage. He survives.

She worked in food service for Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Star Travis of East Alton and Tracy Podner of Roxana; a son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Kathy Travis of East Alton; two grandchildren, Tanner and Tess Travis; a step grandchild, Chris Spears; a step great grandchild, Destiny Spears; and a brother and sister-in-law, Antonio and Mary Mae Vatole of Alton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Jean Ragusa; two brothers, Leo and Junior Vatol; a step grandson, Ryan Spears; a step brother, Louis Zarondanello; and a step mother, Josephine Vatolee.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 4 at Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 5.

Burial will follow at Upper Alton Cemetery in Alton.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice.

Obit Provided By:
Paynic Home for Funerals

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