Bonnie Louise Kreider, 94, North Manchester, Indiana, passed away on November 14, 2020 at Parkview Hospital in Wabash, Indiana. She was born in Servia, Indiana, on January 23, 1926, to Floyd and Vallie (Partridge) Ulrey. She was a lifelong Wabash County resident.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her four brothers, Milo, Wallace, Gerald, and Dewayne Ulrey, her sister, Virginia Lee, and a son-in-law, Joe Simmons.
Bonnie graduated from Chester High School and married Robert Franklin Kreider after he returned from serving in World War II. On November 27, they would have celebrated their seventy-fourth wedding anniversary.
Surviving is her husband, Bob and her two daughters, Sue Simmons, Westfield, Indiana and Kay (Steve) Klotz, Logansport, Indiana. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren, Heather (Nick) Gault, Anderson, Indiana, Abbie (Russ) Mann, Carmel, Indiana, Molly (Ben) Hasser, Zionsville, Indiana, and Brad (Whitney) Simmons, Westfield, Indiana. She was also blessed with eight great-grandchildren, ages eighteen months to thirteen years old.
Bonnie and Bob were married in the Servia United Church of Christ, where Bonnie was a member for over eighty years. She served as librarian at Servia and at Bippus New Hope United Church of Christ, for over fifty years. She served as librarian at the Junior High School in the Manchester Community Schools for over twenty years. Bonnie loved gardening, flower arranging, exercising, cooking, and collecting antique hat pins. Bonnie was an avid reader and crossword and jigsaw puzzle solver. However, her most favorite past time was spending time with her family.
A celebration of Bonnie’s life will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the New Hope Bippus United Church of Christ, c/o McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana 46962.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.
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