Tonda L. Townsend

Born: Sat., Nov. 13, 1948
Died: Sat., Jul. 29, 2017


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 02, 2017
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Aug. 02, 2017
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel

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       Tonda L. Townsend, age 68 of Red Bluff, CA. passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in North Mankato.
       Funeral services will be on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Woodland Hills Chapel in Mankato with Pastor Michael Indorf officiating. Interment will be in Woodland Hills Memorial Park in Mankato.
      Visitation will be on Wednesday afternoon for one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Woodland Hills Funeral Home of Mankato is handling arrangements.  
      Tonda Townsend was born November 13, 1948 to Howard and Margaret Barnhart in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She graduated from Will Rogers High School in 1967.   May 1st, 1968 she was united in Marriage to Freddie Carl Townsend and started a long career in banking, real estate insurance.   She joined State Farm Insurance as a State Farm Agent in 1993 and continued in that role until her passing.  She was involved in several civic organizations during her career but one of her favorite was "ringing the bell" for the salvation army during the holiday season. Tonda loved playing and watching tennis, playing cards, spending time on the lake, spending time with her brother and traveling.  The thing that she loved the most was visiting and playing with her grandkids.  She would teach them how to drive, sing songs with them, shop till they would drop and go to movies together.  
     She is survived by her daughters, Monica (Carter) Raley of Atlanta, GA, and Kimberly (Brian) Waletich of North Mankato; grandchildren, Ashley Taylor, Brandon Taylor, Blake Waletich, Brennan Waletich and Madison Raley; brother, Steve Barnhart of Wichita, KS; Joe Blevins of Coweta, OK; niece, Natalie Woolsoncroft; nephews, Stephen Barnhart and Ryan Barnhart.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Freddie Carl Townsend; step father, J.R. Coffee; brother, Michael Barnhart in infancy.

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Mike Adair
   Posted Mon July 31, 2017
Prayers for Steve and his family from Suzy and me. I know how much he loved Tonda and how he will miss her. You are in our thoughts.

Clifton Howard
   Posted Mon July 31, 2017


Our thought and prayers are with you! Love, Cliff and Sandi Howard, Bill and Tami Carr, Chris Howard

Cheryl Walsh Barbee
   Posted Wed August 02, 2017
To my cousins, Monica and Kimberly
I'm sorry for your loss. Your mom was beautiful and kind. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. Cheryl

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