October 7, 1937 - August 28, 2021
Lavonne Lois "Bonnie" (Thomas) Smith went to be with Jesus on Saturday, August 28, 2021 with loved ones by her side. Bonnie was born on October 7, 1937 to Floyd Chester and Velma (Losey) Thomas in Oakland, California. She is a graduate of Bolivar High School, class of 1956. She was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Jerry Gail Smith, on August 19, 1956 in Las Vegas, Nevada. To this union, four children were born: Sherill Lynn, Dennis Gail, Sheila Annette, and Darren Paul. Bonnie enjoyed working for Hallmark in Kansas City, Bolivar Pantsmaker, and Southern Hills Daycare. However, her most fulfilling role was caring for her children and grandchildren. Some of her favorite hobbies included sewing, crocheting, shopping, drinking coffee while watching "I Love Lucy," and anything that included spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gail; two sisters: Betty Jump and Sharon Coffey; and three brothers: Buster, Troy, and Paul Thomas. Bonnie is survived by her children: Sherill Harrill and husband, Darren, of Bolivar; Dennis Smith and wife, Kim, of Bolivar; Sheila Crockett and husband, Scott, of Republic; Darren Smith and wife, Erin, of Versailles; grandchildren: Megan, Matthew, Meleah, Jared, Tanner, Morgan, Jaiden, Hunter, Brooklyn, and Ian; great-grandchildren: Taylor, Lakyn, Hurston, Catalina, Cayden, Finn, Hayzlee, Rose, Stark, and another to arrive in September. Her first great, great-grandchild is expected in January of 2022. She is also survived by one brother, Sonny Thomas, and many nieces and nephews. Services Will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at the Butler Funeral Home in Bolivar, MO. Visitation will be held 5-:00 PM - 7:00 PM Monday, August 30, 2021 at the Funeral Home. Burial will take place in the Greenwood Cemetery in Bolivar, MO.
Lavonne Lois "Bonnie" (Thomas) Smith went to be with Jesus on Saturday, August 28, 2021 with loved ones by her side. Bonnie was born on October 7, 1937 to Floyd Chester and Velma (Losey) Thomas in Oakland, California. She is a graduate of... View Obituary & Service Information
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