Kenneth E. Bonen, 77, of Blackwater, passed away at Boone Hospital Center on Wednesday, June 8, following a short illness.
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Visitation for Kenny will be held at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church from 5 until 8 o'clock on Sunday evening, June 12, with a prayer service starting at 5 o'clock. The mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 13, with Father Bob Duesdieker officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Kenneth Eugene Bonen was born in Blackwater, Mo., April 2, 1934, the son of Herman Bonen and Bertha Widel Bonen. Kenney graduated from Ss. Peter and Paul High School in 1952. He married Wilma Hanke June 7, 1955, in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Glasgow. They resided on their farm in Blackwater where Kenny farmed, worked as a union carpenter for many years and later he worked in the maintenance department at the Boonville Correctional Center until his retirement after eighteen years. Kenny was one of those who could talk with anyone at any time. He was a member of the National Guard for several years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and the out doors in general.
He was a devout member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus. His family, especially his grandchildren, was the center of his life.
Kenny was preceded in death by his parents and by three brothers, Charles, Gerald and Ronald Bonen. He is survived by his wife, Wilma, of the home and his children; Russell and his wife, Bridgett Bonen of Armstrong and Denise Crawley and her husband David of St. Louis. His grandchildren; Sam and Elizabeth Crawley and Alex and Gabriel Bonen also survive. His sisters, Dorothy, Mrs. John, Imhoff, Mary Jane, Mrs. Ed Farendorf, all of Blackwater and Judy, Mrs. Jim, Acton of Hallsville also survive.
Memorials are suggested to Ss. Peter and Paul School.
Published in Boonville Daily News from June 10 to June 17, 2011