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Bonita Kepner

Published: Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 11:45 a.m. CDT • Updated: Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 2:10 p.m. CDT

WALNUT — Bonita "Bonnie" Ann Kepner, 69, of Walnut died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Bonnie was born on May 12, 1943, in Moline, the daughter of Lester and Ann (Minssen) Belha. She was united in marriage to David Kepner on Dec. 1, 1963, in Morrison. She was coordinator at Walnut Custom Homes in Walnut for a total of 42 years. She was a member of the Walnut United Methodist Church. Bonnie enjoyed collecting Fenton Art Glass and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, David Kepner of Walnut; one daughter, Konnie (Pete) Swanson of Manlius; one son, Paul Kepner of Chicago; three grandchildren, Nate, Nicole and Natalie; two brothers, Carl Belha of Oregon, Ill., and Douglas Belha of Morrison; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Robert Belha.

Cremation rites were accorded. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Garland Funeral Home, Walnut, with the Rev. Gale T. Brandner, pastor of the Walnut United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial of cremains will be in the Walnut Cemetery.

A time of sharing will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

A memorial has been established in her memory.

Condolences may be left at www.garlandfuneralhome.com.

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