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780 12th St. SW
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Bonnie Mathers

Bonnie Lou Mathers (Christophersen)

Wednesday, November 5th, 1930 - Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
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Bonnie L. Mathers, 89, of Kingsley, Iowa passed away at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, Iowa on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. A visitation will take place on Monday, August 3, 2020 at the Johnson – Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. The family will be present to greet friends from 4 – 8 p.m.

Bonnie Lou Mathers was born on November 5, 1930 in Remsen, Iowa, the daughter of Lawrence H. and Marvel G. (Moritz) Christophersen. She graduated from Kingsley High School and married Bobby Gene Mathers on January 24, 1948 at the Kingsley United Methodist Church.

Bonnie and Bobby moved often with his work, and they lived in Sioux City and Marshalltown, Iowa as well as San Antonio, Texas and Belleville, Illinois. Most of the years were spent in Kingsley. While Bobby worked for Swift Packing, Bonnie stayed at home with the children.

Her interests included reading, flower and vegetable gardening, sewing, quilting, crafts and woodworking. She was an avid sports fan and followed her children’s activities along with the Oakland Raiders. While living in Texas, Bonnie fell in love with cactus and raised numerous plants. She also had an extensive owl collection.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Patti Johnson of Lawton, IA, Bill Mathers and his wife, Linda of Correctionville, IA, Jackie Vehe of Gretna, IA and Mick Mathers and his wife, Diana of Nixa, MO; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a sister, Janice White of Kingsley, IA and sisters-in-law, Marge Laddusaw, Janice Pfaffle and Norma (Neal) Pinkerton all of Kingsley.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Bobby on May 29, 2013.
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    Monday, August 3rd, 2020 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, August 3rd, 2020 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Johnson -Earnest Funeral Home
    313 Barre St.
    KINGSLEY, IA 51028
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    The family will be present to greet friends from 4-8 p.m.


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With Love, Melissa, Diane and Nevaeh

Posted at 08:33am
May the winds of heaven blow softly and whisper in your ear, how much we love and miss you and wish you were here. Love you always Grandma Bonnie
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