Bonnie Leora Evitt, 87, died Aug. 27, 2013, at Sunshine Meadows Nursing Home, Buhler. She was born Jan. 31, 1926, in Joplin, Mo. to Clarence and Verda Jeanette Webster Shelton. She was a machinist at Cessna.
Bonnie loved to cook and bake for her children and grandchildren. On May 14, 1965, she married Billy Gene Evitt in Miami, OK. He died Aug. 30, 2008.
Survivors include children, Larry Bilbrey and wife Bert, Ames, Iowa; Donna Smith and husband Duke, Wisconsin Dells, Wis., Gary Bilbrey and wife Ginny, Mesa, Ariz., Linda Thoren, Ankeny, Iowa, Connie Navarro and husband Steve, Hutchinson; sister-in-law, Joyce Shelton, Great Bend; seventeen grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Judy Withington, grandson, Greg Adams, granddaughter, Jessica Garcia, great-granddaughter, Aubrianna Garcia, brother, Raymond Shelton, and son-in-law, John Thoren.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Elliott Mortuary Chapel with Chaplin Bill Eichelberger presiding with burial to will follow at Fairlawn Burial Park. Friends may call Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. till service time with the family to receive friends Friday at 1 p.m. at Elliott Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Reno County in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501. Visit www.elliottmortuary.com to leave a personal condolence for Bonnie’s family.
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Great Bend, (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 28, 2013