Elmon Maurice Bond

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Elmon Maurice Bond, 92, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at his home. He was born Nov. 29, 1921, in Metz, Mo., to Lucian Lee and Beulah E. (Barbee) Bond. He married Bettie K. Eaton on March 5, 1946, in Kansas City, Kan., and she preceded him in death on Dec. 4, 1990.

Elmon graduated from Nevada High School in 1940. He purposely signed up for the U.S. Navy so he could be on the water, but never had the opportunity as he was assigned to Naval air duty during the four years in which he served from 1942-1946. Elmon later served in the Navy Reserves for 16 years. He served in World War II for 3 1/2 years as a flight engineer and Operating Plane Captain on the Blimp Patrol and later aircraft in search of submarines. Elmon worked for General Motors at the Fairfax Plant in Kansas City, Kan., for 30 years retiring in 1976. He has lived in Nevada since 1987. Elmon was a member of the V.F.W. and McDonald No. 324 Masonic Lodge, Independence, Mo.

Survivors include two brothers, Willard Bond, Nevada, and Lucian Dale Bond, Grain Valley, Mo.; three sisters, Thelma Alumbaugh, Phoenix, Ariz., Fern Welch and Marian Rains, both of Nevada; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Bettie, he was preceded in death by one brother, Elton Earl Bond; and two sisters, Betty Faye Bond and Wilma Reed.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, at Ferry Funeral Home, with the Rev. Hubert Fox officiating. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Kan.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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