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Bonnie Thornton

December 20, 1933 — December 31, 2019

Bonnie Thornton

Bonnie M. Thornton, 86, passed away at 9:38 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.

Her funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomington with Pastor Chuck Bahn officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Interment will be at Park Hill Cemetery in Bloomington. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or School or the Humane Society of Central IL.

Bonnie was born on December 20, 1933, in Randolph, IL. Daughter of Clarence and Lucille (Rueger)
Meyer. She married Robert. M Thornton on April 11, 1954, at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Surviving are her three daughters, Michelle (Bill) McGee, Margaret Davis and Claudette (Dwayne) Vaughn, all of Bloomington/Normal. Five grandchildren, Shannon Dewitt, Lucille (Dean) Tudor, TJ Davis, and Serena McGee, all of Bloomington/Normal and Christian (Matt) King of LeRoy. Five great-grandchildren, Kayla, Kylee and Colin Wadkins of Normal and Royce and Samuel King of LeRoy. Two sisters, Evelyn (Bob) Reeser of Bloomington and Thelma (Chuck) Sheppelman of Normal. She had many nieces and nephews and a very special relationship with Todd (Sarah) Lindsey, Bill (Sheila) Lindsey and Shawn (Joe) Steinbauer.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Shirley Lindsey, and brother, Merle Meyer.

Bonnie graduated from Bloomington High School in 1951. Once married, she and her husband moved to Florida where she worked with NASA and the Air Force base they lived on. They then moved to London, England for a couple of years which sparked her interest in the Royal Family and the culture that she carried back to the States and throughout her life. When they returned to Central IL, she held several jobs including a telephone operator with GTE, a meter maid, worked at Eureka Williams and then worked and retired from UPIC after 25 years.

She enjoyed time with her children, grandchildren, and family. She loved her numerous pets through the years, playing cards, Sunday dinners, soap operas, Steak n' Shake and was still waiting on the big check from the Publisher's Clearinghouse. She was active in her church and children's school while they were young, serving on Married League and as a Sunday School teacher. She attended all of her
grandchildren's activities near and far. She was always there for her family and sacrificed whatever was needed to love and support them. She will be greatly missed by all who know her.

Visitation

JAN 6. 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CST)

Trinity Lutheran Church
801 S. Madison
Bloomington, IL 61701

Funeral Service

JAN 6. 10:00 AM (CST)

Trinity Lutheran Church
801 S. Madison
Bloomington, IL 61701

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