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Vietta Bunker

Jun 27th, 1947 - Jul 8th, 2019

A Celebration of Life will be 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Clay City United Methodist Church; and 4 until 6 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2019, at Verona United Methodist Church


     Vietta Marie (Leach) Bunker of Clay City, Illinois, formerly of Mazon, passed away Monday morning, July 8, 2019 at Flora Rehabilitation and Health Care Center surrounded by her loved ones. 

     Vietta was born June 27, 1947, in Morris, the daughter of Howard “Red” and Edith “Bun” (Poppleton) Leach.  Growing up in Mazon, she graduated from Mazon High School with the class of 1965.  For many years she ran a daycare out of her home taking care of many area children in the process.  Later, she opened the Craft Mall Plus in Mazon which was a small gift and craft shop.  She did this with the help of her friend Jane Bilsborough, cousin Curt Leach, and of course her sister Bonnie Petersen.  She spent many years crafting and visiting with those who came in.

     She is survived by her two sons: Kenneth W. (Jill) Bunker of Clay City, and Kevin L. (Alexandra) Bunker of Joliet; three grandchildren: Tori (Rory) Ellis of Mazon, Tyler (Cheyenne) Bunker of Louisville, and Joshua Bunker of Joliet; and two great-grandchildren: Gracelyn Bunker and Elijah Bunker both of Louisville. Also, one special, close to her heart niece: Tina (Bill) Atkinson of Morris; two nephews: Bobby (Kelly Weber) Petersen of Mazon, and Jason Petersen of Iowa; and several great-nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; and her beloved sister: Bonnie (Leach) Petersen and brother-in-law: Robert Petersen.

     She was an avid crafter of most everything during her life, and also loved TLC network on TV and Facebook.  Most of all, she was a special woman who will be missed by many.

     A Celebration of Life for Vietta Bunker will be 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Clay City United Methodist Church; and 4 until 6 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2019, at Verona United Methodist Church.

     Memorial donations in Vietta’s memory may be made to a favorite charity of the donor’s choice.  Frank and Bright Funeral Home in Flora assisted the family with arrangements.


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steve west

July 10th

sending long distance prayers to you and your family

JoAnn Hansen

July 10th

Vi was the kindest person and always ready to help others. I don't know who was funnier Vi or Bonnie. We had some good laughs back in the day. Prayers to the family.

sheila hargis

July 10th

she was a good women will be greatly missed.

Joyce Holler

July 10th

Always ready with a smiling greeting. I loved visiting her at the craft mall and would stop in just to visit. My sympathy to her loving sons and their families.

Pat Remley

July 10th

Lots of fond memories of growing up with Vietta in Mazon for so many years. Have many of her homemade craft items in my home. Prayers to her family. Rest in peace, Vietta.

Kim (Gilbertson) Cooper

July 10th

So sorry for your loss. Vietta was my neighbor and babysitter when I was little. I always enjoyed going to her house. She will be missed.

Beverly Bailey

July 10th

Vie was a very special person. We were friends since 2nd grade. I loved her and will miss her so much. Prayers go out to family at this time.

Sherry (Akin) Lewis

July 10th

We were cousins and friends. We were the same age and grew up together. We spend many happy fun filled hours together. I loved her and will miss her. I know she is now in Heaven with her mom , dad and sister. The world lost a sweet loving and kind person.

Stan and Carla Stanford

July 10th

So sorry for your loss


July 10th

Sorry Kenny and Jill for your lost. Jim Hutchings

Tammy (Leach) Hibbler

July 11th

My love & prayers for all of you. Vietta was a dear, fun loving, cousin. I will miss you tons. Wish I could be there. Love to you all

Leah Pogemiller

July 11th

Ken and Jill, My love and prayers are with you as you prepare to celebrate Ken's mom's life. May God surround you with love and comfort --- and remind you of the resurrection promise. Blessings, Leah Pogemiller

Mike and Sharon Gray

July 12th

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Blessings

Cheryl McCarty

July 13th

My sincere condolences, Jill and family. Peace be with you.



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Bill & Kay Kitley
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Don, Jane and Darren Delaney
Dick & Barb Poppleton
Gary & Nancy Pearce
Donna Palmer (Poppleton)
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Earl & Sherry Phillips
Larry & Mary Jo Patridge


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