Obituary – Wynona Eleanor (Higbee) Bardeen

Wynona Eleanor (Higbee) Bardeen

May 22, 1935 – October 20, 2016
Age: 81
Residence: Hollister, MO
Formerly of: Rockford, IL

Wynona Eleanor (Higbee) Bardeen, age 81, of Hollister, Missouri, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016, at home. Wynona was born May 22, 1935, in Rockford Illinois, and was the daughter of Jane Hamilton and Woodrow Higbee. She enjoyed a full life with Norm Bardeen, her husband of more than 50 years.

Wynona was a woman whose life was immersed in God and in His creation.  There is no doubt she would say the best years of her life were spent here in the Ozark hills as a minister of the Spirit. She also took great joy in tending a small herd of dairy goats and a variety of other neat creatures. 

Those of us privileged to know her, would say she was a tremendous blessing in our lives. She is incredibly missed. . .

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, George Hamilton.

Wynona is survived by her husband, Norm Bardeen of the home; four children, Melissa Cardenas, Jon Mains, William Bardeen and Cindy Zies; and eight grandchildren, Danielle Cardenas, Erik Cardenas, Jonathan Cardenas and Cyara Cardenas, John Mains, Jenny Mains, Joshua Mains and Krista Mains.

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