In Loving Memory …

Bonnie M. Bender

Bonnie M. Bender, 81, of Sedalia, died Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Fair View Nursing Home.

She was born January 10, 1939, in Sedalia, a daughter of the late Ellis and Thelma (Brinker) Greer. She was married to William Bender, who preceded her in death in 1981.

Bonnie was a homemaker. She enjoyed fishing, playing Bingo and camping in her younger years, and more recently enjoyed going to the casinos.

She is survived by six children Cathy Aldrich, of Sedalia, Latrisha Jennings, of Florida, Clementine Bender Galvan, of Texas, Bonnie Bender Blake (Michael), of Arizona, Nancy Bender Jackson, of Sedalia and Billie Bender Massey, of Georgia; a sister, Connie Greer Ahnen (Denny), of Sedalia; ten grandchildren Beth Johnson, Chad Lobdell, George Davis, Dallas Waller, Daniel Keele, William Bender, Arissa Jackson, Tristen Jackson, Elisha Galvan and Olivia Galvan; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two grandchildren Charles Davis and Renee Bender; two brothers Ronnie Greer and Allen Greer; and three sisters Patricia Simmons, Shirley Carwile and Linda Salmons.

Graveside services will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery, with services pending at this time.

The family suggests memorials to Crossroads Hospice in care of Heckart Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Heckart Funeral Home.


10 Responses

  1. Cathy and Latrisha, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Hugs Aunt Frannie McNeal Albers

  2. So sorry for your alls loss!! Bonnie was a one of kind and will be missed by many!!

  3. So sorry to hear this. Bonnie was an amazing woman. My deepest condolences to you all!! ♥️

  4. I am so sad about Aunt Bonnie’s death she was always so good to me, and she gave me such good advice when I was 14 and married my husband. I know that I was so young but I was a young woman who had been brought up like an adult. so at 14 O was an adult and Aunt Bonnie helped me through some very difficult things. I will love and miss her very much. Love you all. Don’t hardly know most of you, but in the same breath I do know you guys through Aunt Bonnie’s eyes. God bless you all please email me or go on Facebook anymore of you all and friend request me so I can know you guys.

  5. Nancy, Billie, and family, Sam and I send our deepest condolences to you in the loss of your mother. I will NEVER forget coming home to the house on 5th Street in the Camaro and she was waiting at the door. Bonnie was AMAZING!

  6. So sorry girls for your loss. Your mom was a fun and caring person . I know how you will each miss her. Nancy please let me know if you need anything.

  7. My deepest sympathy for all of the family. She will be greatly missed. Sincerely, Sandra Aldrich-Ennis

  8. So sorry for your loss Billie and Nancy. Thoughts and prayers for both of you and your family.

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