Mary Alice Matthews Ponder, 90, of Campbell, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, in Columbia, Mo.
Born Jan. 25, 1916, in Jonesboro, Ark., daughter of the late H.A. and Alice Smith Taylor, she received her degree from St. Louis University and was a teacher at Campbell High School. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Campbell.
In 1936, in Columbia, Mo., she married Sam J. Matthews. She later married Dolph G. Ponder in 1980 in Oklahoma City, Okla., who preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sons, Chuck Matthews, of Columbia and Taylor Matthews, of Palatka, Fla.; one daughter, Linda Shemwell, of St. Louis, Mo.; three grandchildren, Holly McCormack, of St. Louis and Mitchell and Bruce Matthews, both of Palatka and three great-grandchildren, Tim and Alice McCormack, both of St. Louis and Loren Matthews, of Palatka.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Campbell with the Rev. Barron Willer officiating.
Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Campbell.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church in Campbell.