Armanda Sue "Mandi" McNiel, age 69, of Aurora, MO, passed from this life on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 at the Benchmark Healthcare of Monett following a lengthy illness.
Mandi was born on June 1, 1941 in Picher, OK, the daughter of the late Walter Thomas Wolfinbarger and Ida Mae (McDonald) Wolfinbarger. Mandi attended school in Picher, OK. She was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary in Miami, OK and Monett.
Survivors include nine children: Walter Ellison, of Miami, OK, Bob Ellison, of Rogers, AR, Randy Ellison, of Abrams, WI, Steve Ellison, of Miami, OK, Chris Horton, of Miami, OK, Fritze Mae Roberson, of Claremore, OK, Mandy Horton, of Claremore, OK, Charlie Murphy, of Miami, OK and Bryan Murphy, of Aurora, MO; four sisters: Dody Ray and husband, Bob, of Aurora, MO, Patsy Pope, of Monett, MO, Trella Franklin, of Miami, OK and Debbie Waddell, of South Carolina; one brother: Hugh Eddie Franklin, of Modesto, CA; two aunts: Ramona Carl, of Aurora, MO and Sue McWhirter, of Aurora, MO; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 at the V.F.W. Post #4207 in Monett. A graveside committal of ashes will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 at the G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, OK.
Arrangements are under the personal care of Buchanan Funeral Home in Monett.