Bonnie Lee Minton Reed, beloved wife of the late William “Bill” Reed, loving mother of Goldie Rogers (David), loving grandmother of Stacey Fox (Chris), and loving great-grandmother of Lydia and Cooper, went to be with Jesus on Thursday, July 20, 2023. She passed away peacefully at KC Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri, at the age of 83. She had suffered for ten days from injuries due to a fall she couldn’t overcome.
Bonnie Lee Minton was born in Rich Hill Missouri, on Thursday, October 19, 1939, the dearest only child of Ozborne and Lucille Coleman Minton Bell. She attended school in Rich Hill. Bonnie was raised in the family home by her loving grandmother Annie Minton, where she lived for the duration of her life.
She married the love of her life, William “Bill” Reed on May 15, 1956. To this union a daughter was born, Goldie Lucille. Bonnie was a stay-at-home mom until 1966 when she began working for Scoot Eastland. In 1974, she was employed with Rich Hill Truck & Equipment, where she stayed until her retirement in 2020. Over the years she enjoyed working with and watching four generations work at Rich Hill Truck.
When she wasn’t working, there were two things that brought her the most joy – her family and shopping. You could always find Bonnie out shopping if she wasn’t at work. It was nothing for her to go to Kansas City every weekend, at least once!
You could always find her granddaughter, Stacey, close by. Years later, the arrival of Lydia and Cooper completed her heart and family! Cooper broke the fourth-generation tradition of “only girl child” on that side of the family. Bonnie was always involved with her great-grandchildren! She rarely missed a school function or event the kids were involved in.
Being a lifelong resident of Rich Hill, she and her husband loved the famous Fourth of July celebrations. Each year they looked forward to attending the pie auction and purchasing their favorite pie. Bonnie always loved generously contributing toward the cause!
Bonnie was preceded in death by her loving husband, William “Bill” Reed, and her parents.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at the Heuser Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time. Burial will follow in the Green Lawn Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to the Rich Hill 4th of July.