Rhonda Faye Cooley
October 21, 1956 - June 19, 2022
Rhonda Faye (Christiansen) Cooley, 65, of Columbus, died Sunday June 19, 2022. Born in
Carlsbad, New Mexico, Rhonda was the daughter of Kenneth and Ina Christiansen. She was a
graduate of Commerce, Ok and continued her education at Coffeyville Community College.
She married Stan Underhill in June, 1985. They later divorced. In February 1998, she married
Over the years, Rhonda worked as Inventory Control Specialist at Ace Electric, Office Manager
at Doanes Pet Care, Miami, Support Specialist at Ozark Center Medical Office, and in the office
of H & K Camper.
Rhonda was one of a kind. She always had a smile on her face, even though we know she fought
a lot of conditions that caused her pain. She loved spending time with family and friends and
her dogs. She loved to go rummaging with her friends and spending time at the lake. Rhonda
was funny, kind, caring, and thoughtful. She never met a stranger. She will be missed by
everyone who knew her but has left us with wonderful memories!
Rhonda is survived by her husband, Gary, one son, Doug Christiansen, Quapaw; 3 grandchildren
Krue Christiansen, Baxter, Kody Christiansen, Galena, and Kortney Christiansen, Niceville, Fl; 4
great grandchildren Ayden, Bentley, Cooper, and Kody J. She has two sisters and one brother
who survive, sister in law’s Dianna Atkinson, Kansas City, and Dixie Wells, Columbus. She has
several neices and nephews.
Rhonda was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Columbus First Christian Church General Fund or
Golden Paw Pet Rescue, 2300 N Main St Rd, Joplin Mo. 64801.
Rhonda was entrusted to Bath-Naylor Funeral of Columbus for cremation. The family will schedule a Celebration of Life at a later date.
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