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Bonnie Sue Schindler

Bonnie Sue Schindler, 82, of Frankford died Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Boone County Hospital in Columbia.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m.,Thursday at First Christian Church in Frankford. Burial will be in Frankford Fairview Cemetery.

Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m., Wednesday at Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.

Bonnie was born July 12, 1935 in Frankford the daughter of James Alfred and Edna Lee Green McMillen.  On December 20, 1953 she married Herman Edward Schindler in the First Christian Church in Frankford.  He survives.

Other survivors include one son, Herman Anthony Schindler and wife, Brenda of Frankford; daughters, Khonda Andrews of Frankford, Lori Conrad and husband, Curt of Frankford; grandchildren, Hydi Andrews Diaz, Alora McRaven, Austin McRaven, Dillon McRaven, Jordan Andrews, Cristin House Schmidt, Cyle Conrad, Clinton Conrad, Stephanie Schindler Utterback, Tiffanie Schindler Kurz, Nikki Schindler Finnigan, Toni Schindler Gamm, Jason Branch and Lori Beth Branch; 22 great-grandchildren; sister, Janie McMillen Wilson of Pittsfield, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Lloyd C. McMillen and Billy Jack McMillen; and sister, Dorothy McMillen Adams.

Bonnie was born in Frankford, moved to Mexico in 1991, lived in Texas, and moved back to Frankford recently.  Bonnie was a member of the First Christian Church in Frankford.  She was a school teacher starting her teaching career in rural school in Brison, Bush, and later taught at Frankford, Palmyra and retired from Bowling Green after 30 years of teaching.  She also raised dogs and was the president of the Professional Pet Association.  Bonnie loved sewing, gardening, feeding hummingbirds, reading dancing and was always teaching something to someone.  She also enjoyed lobbying in Washington, D.C.

Her favorite quote to her students is “Life is all about change”.

Pallbearers will be Hydi Andrews Diaz, Cristin House Schmidt, Nikki Schindler Finnigan, Stephanie Schindler Utterback, Tiffanie Schindler Kurz, and Toni Schindler Gamm.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church in Frankford or the Frankford Fairview Cemetery.

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