Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Gonkas in:
 • Columbus Cemetery
 • Columbus
 • Platte County
 • Nebraska
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Eleanor J. Kelly Gonka
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Jun. 3, 1924
Greater London, England
Death: Nov. 18, 2001
Columbus
Platte County
Nebraska, USA

Daughter of Albert & Eleanor Janette (Perry) Kelly.
She was raised in London. During World War II she met William Gonka where they married on March 23, 1945 in England. In 1946 Eleanor was one of the first War Brides to arrive in Platte Co. Nebraska. Along with her husband they owned and operated the Ron De Voo Lounge in Columbus. They later sold the Lounge and built and managed the Redwood Motel in Osceola. They sold the Motel and bought the Columbus Monument Co. and operated the business until they retired in 1980. She was a homemaker and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by:

Husband: William Gonka of Columbus, NE
Daughter: Kathi Gonka of Columbus, NE
Daughter: Donna (Mike) Kruse of Columbus, NE
Daughter: Jennifer (Randy) Peterson of Paxton, NE
Son: Kenneth Gonka of Wilmington, NC
Sister: Jean (Alan) Sterling of Norfolk, England

Preceded in death by:

Father Albert Kelly
Mother Eleanor Janette Kelly
Infant Daughter Jackie Gonka
Infant Brother
2 Sisters
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  William T. Gonka (1918 - 2006)*
 
 Children:
  Jackie Gonka (1952 - 1952)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Columbus Cemetery
Columbus
Platte County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: Don
Record added: Aug 04, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9267287
Eleanor J. <i>Kelly</i> Gonka
Added by: Shirley (Bruhn) Martys
 
Eleanor J. <i>Kelly</i> Gonka
Added by: Anonymous
 
Eleanor J. <i>Kelly</i> Gonka
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Ruth Moss
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

i hope they don't let you smoke in heaven
-Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 29, 2006
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service