Della Mae Gordon, 92, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 in Nevada, Missouri. She was born August 1, 1930 in Nevada, Missouri, the daughter of Glenn H. and Grace Weakley. Della graduated from Nevada High School Class of 1948.
Following graduation, she worked for Armitage Hardware on the square in Nevada. Della married her sweetheart, Donald Lee Gordon on August 19, 1951, and they celebrated 63 years of marriage. They moved to Jefferson City, Missouri where they had their first child. Della was a great cook and baker. She gardened and canned during the years they lived in St. Joseph, Missouri which was 1955-1966. She was president of the PTA and a Girl Scout Cookie Chairman. Della was an insurance agent for 30+ years, helping her community in their need for cancer-care and Medicare supplement policies. She and Don square danced many years in Nevada. They also enjoyed traveling to most of the US states in their motorhome.
In addition to her parents, Della was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Lee Weakley on March 29, 2009 and her husband, Don on February 20, 2015. She is survived by her daughters, Pamella Lynn Hartley and husband Larry, of Seymour, IN, and Janice Lee Webb and husband Scott, of Nevada, MO; and a son Dave Scott Gordon of Springfield, MO; two nephews, Tom Weakley and Danny Gordon; nine grandchildren, Lucas Hartley, Isaac Hartley, Micah Hartley, Caleb Hartley, Michal Leah Bevers, April Wendt, Mitchell Gordon, Evan Gordon, and Brynn Gordon; her sixteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at Newton Burial Park in Nevada.
Memorials contributions are suggested to the Nevada Senior Center c/o Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.