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Sonna Lou Wiggins was born on November 6, 1934, 4 miles east of Tindall, MO, the

daughter of Ross Edward and Allie Ella (Oyler) Foland.  She married Bill Wiggins on

November 15. 1962 in Fayette, MO and the union was officiated by her brother, Reverend

Terry Edward Foland.

In addition to her husband and best friend, Bill, she is also survived by three sons, Bradley

Wiggins of San Diego, CA, Douglas Wiggins, of Charolette, NC and Michael Wiggins of

Edinburg, MO, grandchildren: Matt, Lindsey, Halley, Abby, Bekah, Brayden, and Kendall,

nine great-grandchildren, a sister Mary Holt (Ed) and brother a Novy Eric Foland, all of


She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers; Duane, Dale and Terry Foland, two

sisters in infancy, her infant daughter Kelly Gay, and grandson Lucas.

She started school in Tindall, but the family moved and she attended first grade at the

Terry-George School and then second and third grade at Locust Grove; before moving to

Trenton, where she attended school there from fourth grade through High School

graduation in 1953.

 At age 12, Sonna became a member of the First Christian Church of Trenton, where she

remained active all her life, serving in many different positions and responsibilities on the

Board, including being the first woman Elder at the Church. She served as Board Chairman

on three occasions. She served as Director of Music, choir director and pianist for over 60

years. Sonna had a beautiful singing voice and was a talented pianist and organist, having

entertained family and friends, and she sang at countless public events throughout her life.

Sonna was a life-long resident of Trenton except for 13 years in Pratt, KS when Bill went to

work for the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Sonna served as Board Chair for one year at the Pratt Christian Church, and Elder for two

years. She was head of the Minister Selection committee for various communities in

Missouri and Kansas. Sonna was active with the Highway 65 Center, and served as Board

Chair. She was hometown proud and an ardent supporter and active member of the Alumni

Association, her whole life. Sonna was an avid golfer and member of the Riverside Country

Club having served on the Board of Directors.

 Sonna dedicated her life to her husband, children and family and passed away peacefully,

with Bill by her side, on June 23, 2024. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m.,

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at the Trenton First Christian Church. Burial will follow in South

Evans Cemetery north of Trenton. A visitation is scheduled from 6 until 7 Wednesday

evening at Slater Neal Funeral Home of Trenton. Memorial donations are suggested to the

First Christian Church and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.