Bonnadene Hefner, age 84, of Seymour, Iowa, passed away Monday, February 24, 2020 at her home.
Bonnadene Wilson was born on April 7, 1935 in Bloomfield, Iowa, the daughter of Earl and Floy (Bennett) Wilson. She spent some of her early years in Bloomfield, Jerome, Davenport, and Seymour. Bonnadene met Norman Hefner during high school in Seymour. She was united in marriage to Norman on August 29, 1953. To this union, four children were born, David, Mark, Roma and Henry. The couple spent the rest of their life on a family farm near Jerome.
Bonnadene worked as a CNA for 17 years, and loved helping others. She always enjoyed visiting with people at church, the store, or wherever she was. She adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and loved hanging their pictures on the “picture wall.” Bonnadene’s faith and walk with God and her savior Jesus Christ, were of utmost importance to her. She spent a lot of time praying for family and friends. Reading books and “puttering” in her blue room were some of her favorite things, as well as collecting angels, and trips to Des Moines with Norman.
Left to cherish Bonnadene’s memory are her husband of 66 ½ years, Norman Hefner; her children, Mark Hefner, Roma (Mark) Snook, and Henry Hefner; eight grandchildren, Norm Hefner, Megan (Brandon) Houser, Luke (Angel) Hefner, Cassie (Chester) Parrish, Josh (Jeanna) Snook, Heidi (Nathan) Alexander, Noah (Eryn) Hefner, and Hanah Hefner; fourteen great grandchildren, Taigen, Trent, Seth, Abby, Ellie, Liam, Merick, Declan, Shelby, McKenzie, Payton, Jarek, Amelia, and Elias; siblings, Dwala Green and Rosella (Ken) Banks; a special niece, Jill Pearson; as well as several other family members.
Bonnadene was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Floy Wilson; an infant son, David Hefner; her in-laws, William and Harriett Hefner; a sister in law, Colleen (Bill) Henderson; and her siblings, Genevieve, Larry and Jerry.
Funeral services will be held at 11AM, Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Pastor Christy Ehrle officiating. A Visitation will take place Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Lange Funeral Home, with the family greeting friends from 10:00AM-11:00AM. Cremation will follow the service. Memorials may be made to Faith United Methodist Church of Centerville or to Jerome Cemetery, and may be dropped off or mailed to Lange Funeral Home C/O Hefner Family, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.
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