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Bonnie Thatcher

Apr 21st, 1940 - May 11th, 2023

Memorial Ceremony:  3 p.m., Saturday, May 27, 2023, at First Christian Church of Flora

Memorial Visitation:  1 until 3 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2023, at the church

Interment:  Elmwood Cemetery, Flora


     Bonnie L. Thatcher, age 83, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2023. She will be deeply missed by family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched.

     Born on April 21, 1940, in Flora, Illinois, Bonnie L. Thatcher was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt. She had a profound impact on the community, leaving behind a legacy of love and kindness.

     Bonnie was an active member of the First Christian Church, where she dedicated her time and energy to serving others. She was a part of the funeral meals ministry, and also sang at many funerals. Bonnie's compassion and empathy touched the lives of many.

     In addition to her involvement at the church, Bonnie was a proud member of the Garden Club. She loved to paint and sew. Bonnie owned and worked at The Daily Clay County Advocate Press with her husband, Jack, and Rose Borne.

     Bonnie's legacy will live on through the memories shared by her loved ones. She will be remembered for her nurturing nature, her kindness, and her ability to make everyone around her feel loved and valued. Her absence will be deeply felt, but her spirit will continue to inspire and guide us.

     Bonnie L. Thatcher is survived by her children and their spouses, Jay and Jill Thatcher, and Jackie and Joe Brandibas. Bonnie is also survived by her grandchildren Jackson Thatcher, Jordan Thatcher, Jacklyn Thatcher, and Josephine Thatcher, as well as many nieces and nephews.

     She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Jack Thatcher, her parents Alcium Warren Dulaney and Lavena Dulaney, and her brothers Dale Dulaney, Phil Dulaney, Carl Dulaney, and Joe Dulaney.

     A memorial ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 27th. Visitation is from 1-3 p.m. at First Christian Church in Flora, Illinois, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects and join in commemorating the life of Bonnie L. Thatcher.  Interment will take place in Elmwood Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial contributions are suggested to either First Christian Church or the Flora Depot, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:

     Rest in peace, Bonnie L. Thatcher. You will be deeply missed and forever remembered.


Ron Colman

Feb 4, 1939 - Jul 18, 2024

Melba Britton

Jul 5, 1937 - Jul 11, 2024

Antoinette Davis

Apr 9, 1954 - Jul 4, 2024

Jeannie King

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Mark Phillips

Jan 31, 1958 - Jun 30, 2024




Betty Tucker Simmons

May 12th

Heaven is getting a beautiful voice and a beautiful lady!

Bud & Linda (King) Martin

May 12th

Bonnie was a beautiful person inside and out. She always had a smile, was friendly, talented and blessed with a lovely singing voice. She will be missed by all who knew her. Our condolences to Jay, Jackie, their families and to Bonnie’s extended family. Heaven has a new angel in their heavenly choir. RIP Bonnie ♥️

Barbara and Henry Gill

May 13th

Bonnie was a lovely lady, always so friendly and helpful. She could brighten your day. Jay, Jackie and your families have our sincere sympathy. We loved your Mother and she will certainly be missed.

Beverly Childers

May 13th

As a long time friend and admirer of Bonnie, it is with a great deal of sadness that I learned of the passing of this unforgettable lady. To her loving family, her passing is a reminder of her devotion to family, her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for whom her musical talent and community service will long be remembered by those who knew her best. Her memory will be cherished by those who knew her over the many years she was a part of our lives.

Larry W. Jamison

May 13th

May God's richest grace and mercy be hers and that of her family. We will sadly miss her. My Mom, Marie Jamison thought highly of Bonnie as did I. As one from the class of 1957, I add my prayers and blessings to those of us who held her in high esteem. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, the Revelation of Jesus Christ said. Larry Jamison

Chris Williams

May 13th

Many fond memories! Will think of her as their trio used to sing “Sheltered in the Arms of God”. Blessings for peace for all family and friends!🙏

Vince Guerrettaz

May 14th

Bonnie came to visit with me a few times in 2008, when i learned what a soulful, caring and beautiful person she was. I feel certain she is a saint Heaven. My sincere condolences to all who knew and loved her.

Cynthia DeSelms

May 14th

Bonnie was a beautiful and talented woman. She was a joy to be with. My condolences to the family. Rest in peace Bonnie.

Mark Stanley

May 14th

I always felt welcome at the Thatcher house. This is the end of an era, but her legacy lives on. Love you Jay.

Paul and Jo Ann Rose

May 15th

So sorry to hear about Bonnie. We went to school together and remained friends thru out the years. She was a lovely person and had a beautiful voice. Prayers for her family.

Steve and Linda Spicer

May 16th

Bonnie was a very special lady. We are so very sorry for your loss.

John & Lisa Haycock

May 16th

So sad to hear the news of Ms. Bonnie passing...She was one beautiful and special lady. Loved her singing and her laughter...Always had a bright smile on her face and shared with others. God gained a beautiful angel for sure. Im sure she is up there laughing it up with your dad & Mart....Big hugs to all of you.

Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

May 16th

I am so very sorry for your loss. Bonnie was a wonderful woman and such a large part of the Flora Community. May you rest in peace Ms. Bonnie and fly high. 🙏🏻

Russell & Denise Anderson

May 16th

Bonnie was a sweet lady, she meant to the community and family. God's Blessing and prayers in this time. Will miss your sweet smile.

Rosemary Wortham Thompson

May 17th

Thank you Bonnie for setting such a good example for this freshman at FTHS. You, as a senior, had very high standards and I certainly enjoyed our musical interactions. May your family know how blessed they were to have enjoyed your presence.

Randy & Lori Poole

May 17th

Bonnie was always a beautiful hostess for small group gatherings with the church! Her faith was so strong and so encouraging to see! Prayers for you all

Barbara Burton

May 17th

Bonnie was a wonderful person. A great advocate of the Christian faitj.

Judi Schell-Bargeron

May 23rd

I was blessed growing up listening to Bonnie, my Mother and the other members of The Revelations gospel trio practicing and singing at many functions and churches. Bonnie was always joy filled and cared so much for others. As an adult I was privileged to have some time with Bonnie during visits with my Mom and Bonnie’s joyful attitude continued to be a blessing to me. My condolences to Jackie and Jay, I know she was a blessing on your lives.

Terry Igert

May 25th

You have our deepest sympathy!!! We loved Bonnie!!! Her and Jack are singing up a storm in heaven!!

Judy Hubble

June 2nd

I loved Bonnie. We were in Garden Club together for many years, but I got to know her even more in a Bible study group we were both a part of. I admired her for her steadfastness and her deep love and faith in God. She definitely was a great influence in my life. Jay and Jackie, you definitely have a wonderful example to look up to. Prayers for all her family.

Edith Childers Edwards

August 17th

Will always have many fond memories of Bonnie from my childhood. She was a very kind person, with her life dedicated to the Lord and her family. She did many positive things for the Flora Community. She was certainly a very caring person, always dedicated to helping others. Prayers are sent to all of her family.



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