Frances “Bonnie” Yvonne Dennis, nee Kleinschnittger, 89, of Fairview Heights, IL, born Wednesday, February 1, 1933, in East Saint Louis, IL, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2022 at her residence in Fairview Heights, IL.
Bonnie was a member of Prospect Park United Methodist Church Fairview Heights IL, Past President of Wednesday Club; IL-MO Thimble Club; Rob Morris Chapter #98 O.E.S. and Al Sihah Temple #29 Daughters of the Nile.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Daughter, Kathleen Collins
- Son, Ronald L. Dennis
- Parents, Gilbert Josephine, nee Turner, Kleinschnittger
Surviving are her:
- Husband, Vernon L. Dennis of Fairview Heights, IL
- Son-in-law, James Collins of Belleville, IL
- 3 grandchildren:
- Kristin (A.J.) Scharf of Millstadt, IL
- Joseph Holliday of Shiloh, IL
- Sarah (Scott) Scoggan of Quincy, IL
- 5 great-grandchildren:
- T.J. Scharf
- Makenzie Scharf
- Johnathan Holliday
- Madison Holliday
- Collins Scoggan
- Brother-in-law, Rich Crowe
- Niece, Sally Crowe
- Nephew, David Crow
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Prospect Park United Methodist Church
Visitation: Visitation from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Saturday, November 26, 2022 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.
Funeral: Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, November 26, 2022 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Karen Oplt officiating. Private Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
Vernon, I’m so sorry for your loss. Think of the precious memories the two of you made together. I’m Sheridan Attig, the son of the minister of the Nazarene church at the bottom of the hill in French Village (mid 60’s and early 70’s) and went to school with Ron and Cathy. I’ll remember you in prayer during this time.
Bonnie Dennis was an amazing woman–she was a wonderful friend to my (then) mother-in-law Lois Haley and a colorful neighbor–all those families had such good times and memorable celebrations together on that hilltop overlooking the bluffs. Bonnie was a lifesaving babysitter for us when Gina was little, always regaling us with funny stories of their time together. Bonnie seemed to see the good and the humorous in everything–you can’t picture her without that unique grin–and she taught us all about the gift of family, pets and friendship. She is truly one of the Greatest Generation and a shining example of what makes our country great.
I remember Mrs. Dennis, the Milk Lady, while we attended Bluff View School.. Of course we couldn’t call her Bonnie in the day!! Ronnie and I were in the same grade.. May she rest in peace after having gone through the loss of both of her children.