SHELBY - Bonnie Jean Kendrick, 97, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2013, at Hospice.
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Born in Osceola, Ark., she was the daughter of Ely and Jessie Driver. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Bob Kendrick and a daughter, Jean Driver Dixon.
Bonnie leaves behind her beloved family including son-in-law, Cullen Dixon, daughters Merrie Carol Weedman (Nick), Laura "Itsy" Wells (Dale) and sons Robert Kendrick (Janet), Tommy Kendrick, and Danny Kendrick (Rhea Ann); grandchildren including Dana (Jason) Austin, Charlie (Beth) Dixon, Bart (Debbie) Dixon, Melissa (Chris) Achtien, Sara (Tom) Carty, Amy (Alan) Balaran, Laura (Tim) Rucker, Justin (Patty ) Wells, Brad (Cortney) Kendrick, Michael (Kathleen) Kendrick, Carrie Kendrick; great-grandchildren, include Aspen and Allie Austin, Katie Dixon, Emily Dixon, Lauren Wagner, Chris, Evan, and Katy Achtien, Kendall, Lindsey, Ethan
and Cameron Carty, K.C. and Jessie Rucker, Molly Dicus, T. J. Kueter.
The family would like to thank the staff at White Oak Manor and Hospice at Wendover both of Shelby, NC for their unbelievable care and com-fort provided to Bonnie.
A memorial service to celebrate her life is planned in August in Arkansas. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.
Cecil M Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Kendrick.
Guest registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com.
Published in Shelby Star on July 24, 2013