Bonnie Garlish, 79

Bonnie J. Garlish, age 79, of LaFontaine, went to be with her husband, Garry Garlish, on Aug. 3, 2019.

She was born on March 24,1940 in Peoria, Illi., to the late Paul and Laura Alice (Buckner) Turner. She was a devoted mother to Lynn Bauer (Brian), of Hartford City, Lori (Mike) Brane, of LaFontaine, and Loretta (Bob) Mottram, of Huntington.

Bonnie was a dedicated grandmother to Taran, Lauren, and Victoria Bauer, Meghan (fiancée, Bryce Doyle) and Zachary Brane, as well as, Tosha Barron and Seth Mottram. She was a great-grandmother to Trenton, Brayton and Jackson Bauer, Eli and Hunter Barron.

Sister, Evelyn (Gordon) Wallace, of Peoria, Ill,; sister-in-law, Nancy Garlish, of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; brother-in-law, Henry (Janice) Garlish, of Farmington, Ill.

She was preceded in death by sister, Dorothy (Lavern) Meyers and brother-in-law, Steve Garlish.

Bonnie graduated from Farmington High School in Ill.  She married Garry Garlish on Sept. 6, 1958; he passed away on Sept. 15, 2005.  Bonnie worked in real estate and worked in retail. 

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at LaFontaine United Methodist Church, 2 W. Kendall St., LaFontaine, with Pastor Susan Shambaugh officiating.  Burial will follow at the LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery. 

Visitation will be at the church, two hours prior to services, starting at 2 p.m.

Services have been entrusted to McDonald Funeral Home, 104 S. Main St., LaFontaine.

Preferred memorials are to LaFontaine United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Posted on 2019 Aug 06