Ronda Charlene Kaufman

Dec 12th, 1966 - Dec 25th, 2017


Blue Funeral Home (Goreville)

Sat, Jan. 6th, 2018 12pm


Blue Funeral Home (Goreville)

Sat, Jan. 6th, 2018 10am

Ronda Charlene Kaufman

Christmas Day 1966 brought excitement because Ronda Charlene Wright had been born December 12, 1966.  Christmas Day 2017 brought sadness to Ronda Wright Kaufman’s family because she took her fight to leave this world. 

Ronda Charlene was born to Brenda Charlene (Durham) Wright Hinkley and Ronald Wright.  Her grandparents were Thomas Ned and Mary Lou (Lawrence) Durham and Clearon Sr. Wright and Daisy (Baker) Wright Swafford.  Great Grandparents were William and Zada (Choate) Lawrence and Brad and Ethel (Hudgens) Durham.  Mother, Grandparents, and her Great Uncle Dr. William Lawrence proceeded her in death.  

Ronda married Lee Kaufman on May 14, 1998.  Lee and her sons, Nicholas Rice and Dillon Rice remain to mourn the death of this beloved Wife and Mother.  Also very close to her were her honorary father and mother, Uncle Clearon Jr and Aunt Jane Wright and cousins (who she looked upon as her siblings) Rocky, Ross, Sarah, Sally, and Josh.  Ronda had a big heart to help young people; two young men who thought of her as a second Mom was Marshall Palma and a cousin, Dwayne Jarrett. She had many more family members and friends who will miss her dearly. 

Ronda was raised in Goreville, Illinois and attended Goreville Grade and High School, graduating in 1983.  She then attended Southern Illinois University, along with John A. Logan College. Her work career consisted of paramedic, tax preparer, life insurance agent, dispatcher, realtor, restaurant owner, and her current occupation was co-owner with her husband of LRK Builders.  

Ronda was a member of Liberty Square Church in Cartersville, Georgia.  Ronda and her family had moved to Georgia several years ago to be near her family.  She was a faithful attender of church and took an active part in church functions.  She had been in charge of “Backpack Buddies,” a program that provided food and supplies to local children. 

Services for Ronda will be January 6, 2018 at 12pm at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville, Illinois.   Bro. R. G. Null will officiate the service and burial will be at Reynoldsburg Cemetery located in Tunnel Hill, Illinois.  Pallbearers are Rocky Wright, Dwayne Jarrett, Josh Jarrett, Jonathan Jarrett, Marshall Palma, and Evan Pierce.  Visitation will be held January 6, 2018 from 10:00 AM until time of service at Blue Funeral Home. Memorial service in Georgia will be held later during the Spring.                               


12 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Chrissy

    From: GOREVILLE, Illinois

    Date: December 27, 2017

    I will never forget my friend, Ronda. We shared some of the best times of our lives and helped each other through some of the worst.. My heart is aching.

  • Guest: Frank

    From: Vienna, Illinois

    Date: December 28, 2017

    Several good memories…
    Mostly the two WONDERFUL boys we had together…
    Love you Nick and Dillon!!!

  • Guest: Jane Runge

    From: Goreville, Illinois

    Date: December 28, 2017

    Rhonda so sorry to hear this, wish you had got ahold of one of us up here, my prayers are with Nick,Dillon, and Frank R.I.P. Dear Lady ❤️❤️❤️

  • Guest: Rebecca D Burroughs

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: December 28, 2017

    Will miss you my friend. Rest well.

  • Guest: Mary

    From: Goreville, Illinois

    Date: December 28, 2017

    I just cannot believe this has happened. Love you sweetheart RIP. God Bless you Lee, Nick and Dillon, she will watch over you all I am sure of it.

  • Guest: Amber

    From: Cartersville , Georgia

    Date: December 28, 2017

    I know that Ronda was well loved and respected she had great character and a big heart ” love knows no boundaries. Fly high mama bear

  • Guest: Sally

    From: Roswell, Georgia

    Date: December 28, 2017

    I am still in shock. She was a cousin, but more like a bossy, big sister. She will be missed greatly. Luv u Cuz!
    Prayers for peace being sent to Dillon, Nick, and Lee. Love you all!

  • Guest: Melissa Munday

    From: Cartersville, Georgia

    Date: December 28, 2017

    Ronda wasn’t just my friend. She was a mom to me. She helped raise me when i was 16. She was always there for me and was a strong and brave women who had such a beautiful soul. Ever since i received word of her passing there isn’t a day that goes by that i don’t cry or feel selfish for wanting her back. I love and miss her so very much. I know shes in Jesus’s arms safe, free of pain and happy. I will never say goodbye i will always say see you soon. I love you Mama and one day I’ll be able to hug your neck again and catch up on old times. Rest easy sweet angel.

  • Guest: Kim

    From: Kirksville, Missouri

    Date: December 28, 2017

    Fly high my beautiful Seeeester. ♥

  • Guest: Laurie and Rick Hibbert

    From: Quincy , Illinois

    Date: December 28, 2017

    Lee very sorry to hear of Ronda’s passing. I am glad to have met her. She seem to be a very nice sweet lady. May GOD be with you and your family. You all will be in our prayers. Love to you all. Love cousins Laurie and family.

  • Guest: Loretta

    From: Fowler, Illinois

    Date: December 28, 2017

    Lee,Nick and Dillon my love and prayers go out to you all on the loss of your loved one. Ronda was a beautiful addition to our family and will be very much missed.

  • Guest: Patricia Jones

    From: Adairsville, Georgia

    Date: January 4, 2018

    I’m so sorry to hear that Ronda is gone. I was a client of LRK and she was so sweet. My heartfelt condolences go out to her husband and sons. May God continue to be your guide.