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Gertrude “Trude” Bond
Dec 14, 1925 - Apr 26, 2022

Gertrude “Trude” Bond of Lenexa, Ks went to be with her heavenly father and her Lord and Savior on April 26, 2022 at the age of 96.


She was born on December 14, 1925 to George and Edna Kuepker near Sumner, Iowa.    She attended grade school at St. John’s Lutheran church, Spring Fountain, Ia. followed by high school in Sumner, Ia.  In 1943 the family moved to Kansas City, Ks where she was graduated  from Argentine High School in 1944.   After high school she worked for the Civil Service Administration and moved to Washington DC.  In 1947 she returned to Kansas City and married James V. Bond in 1948.


They resided inShawnee, Kansas for fifty-four years and moved to Lakeview Village, Lenexa, Ks in about 2004.  She is survived by son, Alan Bond, sister, Roena Iiams, nieces, nephews and cousins.   She was preceded in death by husband, James, daughter, Kyle Susan, and son, Michael, as well as both parents; brother, Marcus Kuepker and wife, Cora; brothers in law Dick Bond and Jack  B. Iiams.


She was a faithful charter member of Hope Lutheran Church, Shawnee, Ks and was a faithful member of the Altar Guild for many years, especially caring for the altar linens.    For a number of years she worked for the Shawnee Mission School District in the food service department.    Her various talents included being a skilled seamstress; a gifted knitter, creating afghans and sweaters for one and all.  And on top of all that she was a wonderful cook always furnishing the pies and cakes for family gatherings.  Trude loved animals and enjoyed going to the zoo.   She  loved traveling abroad and all over the U.S. with her husband, playing bridge, dancing and was a devoted fan of the Royals.  She faced the sad times in her life with courage and trust in the Lord.


A memorial service will be held on May 14, 11:00 a.m.  at Hope Lutheran church, 6308 Quivira Road, Shawnee, Ks.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be designated to Hope Lutheran Church, an animal shelter, or a charity of your choice.  On line condolences and full obituary may be found on the Cremation Society of Kansas and Missouri website.


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Hope Lutheran Church
6038 Quivira Rd.
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May 14 ,2022
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11:00 am
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