Bonnie Louise Messner, 82, Maryville, Missouri, went to be with the Lord Thursday, August 15, 2013.
Bonnie was born March 10, 1931, in Quitman, Missouri to Pearl Andrew and Beulah Opal (McAtee) Hart.
She married Clifton Messner January 8, 1947 in Troy, Kansas. To this union their children Shirley, Dave and Sharon Kay were born. Clifton died in 1961. Bonnie next married Hartford Samson April 30, 1962. They had two daughters, Nicki and Betty Jo, and Bonnie became a second mother for Sharon, Kathy and Pam Samson. She later married Bill Sears, and later they divorced.
After becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant, Bonnie continued her education by becoming a Medical Technologist. She worked many years at Parkdale Manor Nursing Home in Maryville.
She was a pioneer member of the Laura Street Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School. Bonnie was also a member of the Maryville Women's Bowling League.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Clifton; daughters Shirley Messner Hull and Sharon Kay Messner Johnson; sister, Evelyn Seipel and brothers, Leon and Larry Hart.
Surviving Bonnie are her son, Dave (Sandy) Messner; daughters, Nicki Samson, Betty (Dale) Reuter, Sharon Samson, all from Maryville, and Kathy (Dale) Vansickle, Kirksville, Missouri and Pam (Cliff Perry) Samson, Springfield, Missouri; and sister, Betty Langley, Maryville; ten grandchildren, Sheri (Tracy) Yates, Stephanie Christi, Brandi Jackson, CJ (Sarah) Messner, Courtney (James) Cox, Brittany (Dustin) Stringer, Amber Wineland, Ashton, Kylie and Jacob Reuter; ten great-grandchildren, Spencer, Chandler, Kennedi, Taylor, Jett, Sydney, Thomas, Kendyl, Kameron and Crayton; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Monday, August 19, 2013, at Laura Street Baptist Church, Maryville. A visitation will be held at the church from 9:00-10:00 am prior to the service.
Burial will be in Nodaway Memorial Gardens, Maryville.
Memorials may be made to Laura Street Baptist Church, Maryville.