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Bonnie J. Foltz

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Bonnie Jean Colvin Foltz

68, passed away on Friday, July 27, after a battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Bonnie was born on May 23, 1944 to James and Mary Colvin in Washington, Indiana. She had three younger brothers, Tom, Dan and Bill. After her mother's death in 1953, Bonnie went to live with her aunt and uncle, Clyde and Marie (Colvin) Williams in Indianapolis and was raised with her cousins Jim and Mike Williams.

Bonnie graduated from Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in Beech Grove in 1962. She went on to obtain her cosmetology license and worked at LS Ayers Beauty Shoppe and Tea Room in downtown Indianapolis. On February 20, 1966, she married Robert L. Foltz and helped him on the family farm in Valley Mills. They relocated the farm to Shelbyville in 1971 where they raised their three sons, John, Jason and Dan.

Bonnie's interest included gardening, cooking and square dancing. She had many artistic talents and enjoyed painting, flower arranging, jewelry making and other crafts. For several years, she also owned the Whistle Stop in Metamora where she sold many of her crafts.

She was a longtime member of the Little Blue River Baptist Church and was active in their Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the Countryettes Home Ec. Club. She enjoyed spending her winters in Florida and sharing time with her family and friends, particularly her grandchildren, Jennah, Emily, Luke, Jack and Franklin Foltz.

She is survived by her husband, Bob and sons, Jason (wife, Traci) and Dan (wife, Jean) of Shelbyville; daughter-in-law, Lora Foltz Howard of Arkansas; her brothers, Tom Colvin of Illinois and Dan Colvin of Florida; cousins, Jim (wife, Sally) Williams of Indianapolis and Mike (wife, Maddy) Williams of Hope; her aunt, Marie Williams of Indianapolis, her sister and brother-in-law, Bob and Nancy (Foltz) Adams of Harbor Springs, Michigan; and her five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; uncle, Clyde; brother, Bill; and son, John.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm, Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony- Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 am, Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at the funeral home, with Rev. Robert Langdon officiating.

Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the John R. Foltz Memorial Scholarship, in care of Blue River Community Foundation, 54 W. Broadway St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176, People First Home Care and Hospice, 2415 Directors Row, Suite C, Indianapolis, Indiana 46241 or The Little Blue River Baptist Church, 3515 North 500 East, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 30, 2012
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