Bonnie Jean Dye Ottawa, IL Bonnie Jean Dye, 58, formerly of Battle Creek, MI; passed away April 23, 2012. She was born in Lafayette, IN on October 5th, 1953. She was the daughter of Robert G. Dye and Wilma Roark. Bonnie attended Marshall High School and graduated from Wrights Beauty Academy. Bonnie was a former employee of Interbake Foods and Lakeview Meadows of Battle Creek, MI; along with Value City and South Side BP of Ottawa, IL. Bonnie is survived by 3 daughters, Nakia Dye Gordon, Nichole Dye Eib, and Cheryl Marsh Smith; 2 grandaughters and 7 grandsons. Parents, Wilma (Jay) Roark of Tekonsha, MI, Step Mother, Virginia Dye of Rockford, IL, Brothers, Robert (Kathy) Dye of Marshall, MI, David Dye of Battle Creek, MI, Carl (Janet) Dye, Mike Dye, Danny (Teresa) Dye, Jimmy (Jennifer) Dye of Rockford, IL, Sisters, Lawana Turner of Battle Creek, MI, Robin Cantner of Sturgis, MI, and sister-in-law, Linda Roark of Battle Creek, MI. Predeceased in death by her father, Robert G. Dye, of Rockford, IL and brother, Jay Roark, of Battle Creek, MI. Bonnie was an amazing woman, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed spending quality time with friends and family any chance she could. Bonnie had an easy going, free spirit and lived life without limits. She was full of love and laughter that was contagious to everyone around her. She was the type of woman that you could never forget and thank God you were blessed to have known her. She will be deeply missed by everyone. A celebration of Bonnie's life will be held at Leila Arboretum Sunday April 29, 2012 at 1:00p.m. for a balloon release by the water fountain. The family will be having an open celebration and small potluck from 2:00 to 5:00p.m. at P.N.A. club in Battle Creek. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to her loving daughters at 600 College Ave, Ottawa, IL. 61350.
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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Apr. 27, 2012