Gloria Dean Bonen, 82, of Blackwater, passed away at her home on Friday morning, September 26, 2008.
There will be a prayer service for Mrs. Bonen at 6:00 pm on Sunday, September 28th with visitation following until 8:00 p, at Davis Funeral Chapel in Boonville. Friends may call from 1:00 pm until time of the visitation. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Boonville at 10:00 am on Monday, September 29, 208 with father Bob Duesdiecker officiating. Burial will follow at Old Lamine Cemetery with Troy Kateman, Chris Jones, Chad Wolfe, Jay Rodieck, Donald Esser, Mike Esser, and Steve Schuster serving as pallbearers.
Gloria D. Bonen was born in Cooper County, March 15, 1926, the daughter of Frank Jacob Esser and Rowena Belle Widel Esser. Sher married Herman Bonen in May of 1970 and he proceeded her in Death in August of the same year. Gloria was an avid gardener who lover growing and drying flowers. She was a member of the Daylily Society in Columbia, and a long time member of the Arrow Rock Craft Club, as well as the Blackwater beautification project. Mrs. Bonen was a lifelong member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
She is proceeded in death by her father, Frank Jacob Esser and Mother, Rowena Belle Widel Esser and husband Herman Bonen.
She is survived by three daughters, Donna Kateman and husband Robert of Nelson, Monna Schuster and husband Ed of Blacwater, Libby Jones and husband Dale of Columbia, and one son, Donnie Bon and wife Cheryl of Pilot Grove. She leaves behind one brother, Franklyn Esser and his wife Norma of Blackwater. Her step-children, Dorothy Imhoff, Mary Jane Fahrendorf, and Kenny Bonen of Blackwater and Judy Acton of Hallsville also survive. She will be missed by her nine grandchildren, Tammy Rodieck and husband Jay Rodieck, Troy Kateman, Kim Wolfe and husband Chad, Stephanie Day, Chris Jones, Felicia Jones, Zachary Jones, Denim Bonen and Holi Bonen and five great-grandchildren, Taylor Rodieck, Jaime Rodieck, Abigail Wolfe, Molly Wolfe and Isaac Day as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorials be directed to the Howard County Hospice or the Blackwater Garden Club.