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Bonnie C. Barnewolt

April 19, 1941 March 27, 2018
Bonnie C.  Barnewolt
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Bonnie Cherie (Roth) Barnewolt, 76 years old, of Peoria, died at 8:53 P.M. Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Hospital.   Born April 19, 1941 to William and Dolores (Jones) Roth. She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Billy” H. Barnewolt and her, son Daniel Donner Barnewolt.
Surviving is one daughter Donella (Jeff) Grosecolse of Scottsdale, AZ and two granddaughters Alyssa Cherie (Jeff) Abbott of Phoenix, AZ and Lindsey Nicole (Ross) Genenbacher of Phoenix, AZ and two great-granddaughters, Brylee and Baylor.  Also surviving are four sisters June Hamilton of Glasford, Mary Adams of Peoria, Phyllis Christopher of Spring Bay, Jona Lloyd of Brimfield and three brothers William (Bruz) Roth of Peoria, Mike (Grub) Roth of Peoria and Don (Ivan) Roth of East Peoria.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

Bonnie retired from Kroger’s on Wisconsin Avenue after 20+ years of employment.

 Bonnie never met a stranger. She was always there for anyone that needed help, day or night. She enjoyed life to its fullest and loved her family with all her heart.  Bonnie was known for her big laugh. And she was always there for a good laugh, either with you or at you.

Bonnie’s beauty and big personality would light up the room when she entered and she had a huge heart to match. Her generosity extended outside her friends and family. She organized and participated in many worthwhile fundraising charitable events each year.  She helped to raise $40,000 for the Epilepsy Foundation, and got Kroger and other businesses to donate food and money. 

 She loved helping children, and worked with several organizations including:  St. Jude’s and the Crippled Children’s Foundation.  However, the one event that was closest to her heart was the annual Christmas party, held by her brother’s motorcycle club for needy children in Peoria (Christmas for Children). Through her kindness, donations and support, she helped make this party a success for 35 years.  We thank you sis for your continued good-hearted generosity. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 30, 2018 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Wright & Salmon Mortuary.  Funeral services will be Saturday, March 31 at 11:00am at Wright & Salmon, immediately processing to Lutheran Cemetery for Graveside Services.

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4:00 PM 3/30/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/30/2018 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Service




11:00 AM 3/31/2018 11:00:00 AM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Lutheran Cemetery Final Resting Place

914 S Pleasant
Peoria, IL 61604

914 S Pleasant Peoria 61604 IL
United States

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