Bonnie J. Allen, 71, of Rensselaer, IN passed away at 4:20 PM Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Rush University Hospital in Chicago, IL. Bonnie was born on February 26, 1949 to the late John and Christine Stone Conley. On December 17, 1966, she married the love of her life, James A. Allen, Jr. They spent 53 years of marriage not only as husband and wife, but also as best friends. Bonnie and James enjoyed a lifetime of line dancing together.
Bonnie was a member of Pleasant Ridge Bible Church in Francesville, IN where she had taught Sunday school for many years. She had a kind heart for others and especially loved children. She was a talented seamstress who enjoyed making lap blankets for the residents at the Rensselaer Care Center. She was always sure to feed a visitor before they left her home. Bonnie was an avid fisherman and loved to be out on the lake fishing with James. She loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bonnie will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.
James A. “Jim” Allen, Jr., Rensselaer, IN Husband
James A. “Jimmy” (Yevett) Allen III, Springfield, MO Son
Ronald D. “Ron” (Gretchen) Allen, Son
Christopher J. “Chris” (Nicole) Allen, Springfield, MO Grandson
Joshua C. “Josh” Allen, Springfield, MO Grandson
Samantha D. “Sam” (Antonio) Godina, Medaryville, IN Granddaughter
Ivy L. Allen, Roselawn, IN Granddaughter
Macey A. Allen, Medaryville, IN Granddaughter
Abigail J. Allen, Granddaughter
3 Great Grandchildren: Kylin, Audrianna, and Liam Godina
John “Junior” (Patricia) Conley, Phoenix, AZ Brother
Linda Thomas, Rensselaer, IN Sister
Kenneth “Kenny” (Crystal) Walker, Francesville, IN Brother
David (Linda) Walker, Rensselaer, IN Brother
Ray (Trisha) Conley, Remington, IN Brother
Donald Conley, Winamac, IN Brother
Jack Conley, Winamac, IN Brother
Vinia (Jr. ) Carter, Wheatfield, IN Sister
Joanne (Larry) Whitaker Florida, Sister
13 Aunts and Uncles
Several Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in death by:
John Conley, Father
Christine Stone Conley Walker, Mother
Richard “Ronnie” Walker, Step Father
James “Jimmy” Walker, Brother
Jim Conley, Brother
Charles Conley, Brother
Margie Terry, Sister
Loise Ann Conley, Sister
Gilbert Thomas, Brother-in-law
Visitation will be from 3-7 PM EDT Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville, IN.
Funeral Services will be held at 7 PM EDT Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville, IN with Rev. Leonard Allen officiating.
Private Burial will take place at a later date.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Pleasant Ridge Bible Church in Francesville, IN.
Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville, IN.