Bonnie J. Speaker

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Bonnie J. Speaker, 85, of Midland, died Monday morning, June 16, 2014 at Brittany Manor. The daughter of the late Russell A. and Gladys (Rose) Smith was born in Midland Jan. 14, 1929. She had been employed with the United States Postal Service as a rural carrier until her retirement.

Bonnie was an avid reader, enjoyed fishing with her husband Lynn, camping, bowling and bird watching. She did volunteer work at the Grace A. Dow Library and the local Red Cross. On March 5, 1948 Bonnie married Lynn I. Speaker, and after 43 years of marriage, he died on Aug. 1, 1991.

Surviving is her son, Tris (Mary) Speaker of Freeland; daughters, Carol Mathews of Bay City, Pat (Craig) Campbell of Midland; loving grandmother to Tim (Laura) Speaker, Cally (Ashley) Campbell, Christy Miller, Sarah Speaker, Heidi (Frank) Purdy, Jonn Mathews, Amanda Mathews; great-grandchildren, Beau and Allison Miller, Story and Collins Purdy; brothers, Larry (Shirley) Smith, John (Kathy) Smith, Ron "Pat" Smith, all of Midland; sister, Judy (Tom) Terwilleger of Midland; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Bonnie was preceded in death by a brother, Nick Smith.

Funeral and committal services will take place 2 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014 from Wilson MILLER Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Smith will officiate. Interment will be in Larkin Township Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, from 12 noon until the time of service.

Memorials may be offered to the Toni and Trish House in Auburn. Personal messages of condolence may be offered to the family at

Funeral Home
Wilson Miller Funeral Home - Midland
4210 North Saginaw Road
Midland, MI 48640
(989) 839-9966
Published in Midland Daily News on June 17, 2014
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