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Bonnie L. Willems
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Bonnie L. Willems, 81, of McPherson, passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at McPherson Hospital. She had worked at Road Ranger and retired from Sterling Drug, where she worked in Quality Control.

Bonnie was born on June 3, 1931, in Barnston, Nebraska, the daughter of Paul Ervin and Velma Irene (Richardson) Graham. She graduated from Barnston High School in Nebraska. On March 17, 1972, she was united in marriage to Calvin R. Willems in McPherson.

She attended Countryside Covenant Church.

Survivors include: her husband, Calvin of the home; son, Randy VanAmburg and wife, Julie, of McPherson; daughters, Tamyla Sawyers of McPherson, Becky Henry and husband, Rick, of McPherson, Cindy Vincent and husband, Keith, of Kent, WA, Darcy Wann and husband, Tom, of McPherson, and Jana Bilson of McPherson; sister, Kae Cink and husband, Norman, of Lincoln, NE; brother, Lowell Graham of Crete, NE; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Kimberly L. Williams, step-daughter, Kim R. Willems, brother, Paul Graham, Jr., and sister, Charlene "Chuck" Koepke.

The memorial service will be at 10:30 AM, Monday, December 31, 2012, at Countryside Covenant Church with Rev. Jon Black officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to Mount Hope Sanctuary in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.