Bonnie Lucille Thomas, 85, of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, June 23, 2022 at New London Specialty Care. She was born July 5, 1936 in Mt. Pleasant to Raymond Earl and Frances Lucille Craig Schenk. On February 17, 1955, she married Jack Lloyd Thomas at the Open Bible Church in Mt. Pleasant. He died October 10, 2011.
She attended Mt. Pleasant schools. She enjoyed going to Grandview Church in Quincy until her health declined, then watching the services online.
She worked in production at Heatilator until her retirement and was proud to be a member of the “Silver Circle”. She was a member of the Rhythm Rockers and Happy Memories singing groups; enjoyed participating in Vacation Bible School and nursing home ministries; and loved working in her beautiful flower gardens.
Survivors include her daughters, Cathie (Dan) Schreiner and Sindy (Lawrence) Wear, both of New London; sons Scott (Keri) Thomas of Van Meter and Dennis (Marilyn) Thomas of Quincy, Illinois; one brother Marvin James (Barb) Schenk of Mt. Pleasant; grandchildren, Andrea (Alan) Armstrong, Derek Schreiner, Dawn (Chad) Parker, Dee (David) Paulson, Matthew (Renee) Thomas, Mallory (Aaron) Brown, Zach (Laura) Blome, Bree (Shae) Ary, Joshua Thomas and Zachary (Caitlin) Thomas; and many beloved great and great-great grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Roger, Robert and Larry Schenk.
According to her wishes her body has been donated to the University of Iowa deeded body program. There will be a family celebration of life at a later date. A memorial has been established for Grandview Church, 1019 Cedar Street, Quincy, Illinois 62301. Elliott Chapel, New London is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.elliottfuneralchapel.com.