Bonnie June Lea (nee Edgar) was born at Cook Station, Missouri to Pleas and Dora Gorman Edgar on June 19, 1928 and passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the age of 90 years, 9 months and 28 days.
On September 12, 1946 in Steelville, Missouri Bonnie married Pete Lea.
Bonnie was a member of the Steelville Presbyterian Church for 70+ years and a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She spent many hours gardening and sewing for her family. Bonnie also clerked auctions for the Lea Auction Service and was a 4-H leader. She enjoyed hunting, fishing with Pete and also traveling with him throughout the years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Pleas and Dora Edgar; son-in-law, Ernie Floyd; four brothers, Reuben (Opal) Edgar, Harold (Bonnie) Edgar, Elmer (Edna) Edgar and Cecil (Alma) Edgar; sisters, Beulah (Ernie) Moline and Wanda Freie; and brothers-in-law, Bud ((Dottie) Lea, Hack (Verniece) Lea, Bill Lea, Charles Counts, Richard Mager and L.H. (Matred) Kehner;
She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Pete Lea of Steelville, Missouri; one son, Rusty (Judy) Lea of Steelville, Missouri; two daughters, Sheila Floyd of Lake St. Louis, Missouri and Jane Williams of Cuba, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Dormalie Lea and Shirley Mager of Steelville, Missouri; five grandchildren, Darin (Kelly) Floyd, Bradley (Debby) Floyd, Mark (Jennifer) Floyd, Cody (Alisha) Williams and Cameron Williams; six great grandchildren, Shane (Lindsey) Floyd, Matthew Floyd, Logan Floyd, Jessica Floyd, Emily Floyd and Luke Floyd; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Steelville Presbyterian Church in Steelville with Rev. Jerry Beers and Rev. Wendy Downing officiating. Family memories were shared by her daughter, Sheila Floyd. Special music of “How Great Thou Art” and “Amazing Grace” was sung by Hal Rhea. Other music of “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder” was sung by the congregation. Postlude and prelude along with all the music were accompanied on piano by Connie Rhea.
A private family interment was in the Steelville Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Darin Floyd, Bradley Floyd, Mark Floyd, Cody Williams, Cameron Williams and Shane Floyd. Honorary bearers were Matthew Floyd, Emily Floyd and Luke Floyd.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.