Bonnie Ann Blakely

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Bonnie Ann Blakely, 68, of Schell City, MO., the daughter of William Everett and Anna Elizabeth (Hillier) Baile,y was born June 9, 1947, in Nevada, Mo., and entered the gates of Heaven Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at home after a lengthy and hard fought battle with cancer.

Bonnie lived her entire life in the Schell City area, graduating with the Schell City Class of 1965.

Early in her life she was united in marriage to Donnie Harms and together became the parents of two sons. Later she married Clarence (Jr.) Blakely on Feb. 20, 1980. Bonnie worked at Fram Corporation being one of the first to be hired when the plant opened. Later she began employment with the Nevada State Hospital where she worked in the Occupational Therapy Department until her retirement. She learned the art of piano playing from her mother and collected angels. She loved to shop, and spend time in Branson and Silver Dollar City. But the times nearest and dearest to her heart were spending time with her family at the lake any time they could get away. Bonnie attended the Schell City Christian Church and was a past member of the Schell City Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her husband, Jr. of the home in Schell City; children, Kevin Harms and wife, Sue, and Randy Harms and wife, Tracy, all of Harwood, and Arlinda Johnson of El Dorado Springs; grandchildren, Heather Haddix, Jake Harms, Ashley Baer, Tamara Brannon, Katryna Leach, Justin Pursley, Jonathan Pursley, Kimberly Minor, Jeremiah Johnson, and Hannah Johnson; 17 great-grandchildren; nephews, Clayton Garwood and Brandon Garwood; other extended family and many friends.

Funeral services tor Bonnie Ann Blakely were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 25, at the Schell City Christian Church with Pastor Roger Beach and Brother Doug Reynolds officiating. Musical selections were provided by Sharon Goodman, Diane Eslinger, and Gina Ensor. Pallbearers were Sam Vantellman, Dennis Vantellman, Doug Vantellman, Ervin Goodman, Grady Davis, and James Ensor. Interment followed in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City, Mo.

Memorials are suggested to Schell City Community Betterment or Vernon County Cancer Relief in care of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, in Schell City, whom were entrusted with the arrangements.