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Betty Helen Bonney, 89, of Fayette, died Monday, July 2, 2012 at Big Bend Woods Healthcare Center in Valley Park, Mo.  

Visitation will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at William Wood Funeral Home with the funeral service following at 1:30 p.m.

Betty was born Sept. 17, 1922, to Edward and Ruth Heins Friedrich in Billingsville, Mo.  After graduating from  high school she attended college and married Clarence “Bob” Bonney on Aug. 23, 1942. She worked a number of years in healthcare as a bookkeeper.  They raised their children near the river in Sunset Hills, Mo. and upon retirement moved to her family farm in Fayette.  She loved flowers, gardening and wild birds.

Mrs. Bonney is survived by two daughters, Pat Racy of Lawrence, Kan., Karen Riegel of Lake Worth, Fla.; two sons, Michael (LaVeta) Bonney of Fayette, Bob (Joan) Bonney of Fenton, Mo.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob, in April of 2011; one brother, Edward “Junior”; and one sister, Barbara.

For more information, her photo, or to leave condolences please go to www.thacherwood.com.

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