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Bonnie Jean Dick

Bonnie Jean Dick, 86, of Petersburg passed away on Sunday, February 19 at her home. She was born December 12, 1936, to James Henry and Elsie Elizabeth (Eddy) Beams in Crane Creek Township in Mason County. Bonnie graduated from Kilbourne High School, class of 1953. She worked for the State of Illinois Department of Public Aid for 24 years before retiring in 1997 as a Programmer Analyst. She volunteered at the Menard County Food Pantry, the Avenue Thrift Store, and babysat the neighborhood children for many years. She was a past member of the Springfield Basket Guild and enjoyed quilting, gardening, painting, basket making and bird watching. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fan and loved to attend bluegrass music festivals. Bonnie was an animal lover and rescued many animals over the years. Bonnie is survived by her children, Belinda (Mark) Dana of Chesterfield MO, Randall (Denise) Bridges of Gilbert AZ, Lori Walker of Springfield, Jennie (Chris) Melton of Tallula, and Janet Ford of Springfield; a brother, Charles “Butch” Beams of Kilbourne; a sister, Patricia Atterberry of Petersburg, grandchildren, Jamie, Teresa, Jessica, Victoria, Brendan, Hannah, Jacob, Blaine and Owen; nine great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; many nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved; her ex-husband, Larry (Mary) Dick of Pleasant Plains; her best friends, Janet Johnson, Joan Tibbs and Linda Vono; and her neighbor and dear friend, Melissa Belton. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, James A. Beams; two sisters, Grace LaFary and Betty Doyle; a niece; a nephew; and her first husband, John Bridges. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 4 at Kilbourne Cemetery in Kilbourne beginning at 12 p.m. with Pastor Rick Pierce officiating. A celebration of life will be held at a later date which will be announced. Cremation rites were accorded by Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg. Please visit Bonnie’s online obituary at to share memories and condolences with her family. Memorial contributions may be made to Menard Animal Protection, the Menard County Food Pantry, or Siteman Cancer Center & Brain Tumor Center at 1 Brooking Dr., St. Louis, Missouri 63130.

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