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Bonnie J. Allen, 71, of Rensselaer, IN

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.

Survivors include:

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

Many Cousins

 

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.

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