Bonnie Lyon of Center Junction passed away Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at Monticello Nursing and Rehab Center surrounded by her family and friends. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 1, at Lahey and Dawson Funeral Home in Wyoming. A visitation will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday prior to the service. Burial will be held at North Madison Cemetery in rural Center Junction.
Bonnie was born April 9, 1929, near Scotch Grove, Iowa. She was the daughter of Hans and Edith (Schrader) Hinrichsen. She received her education at Center Junction School, where she graduated in 1946.
On Aug. 10, 1948, she married Robert Lyon at the First Presbyterian Church in Center Junction. The couple lived in Center Junction for their entire lives, where they raised their three daughters. She was a cook at Center Junction School and worked at Center Junction Locker. Bonnie and Robert owned and operated the B & B Grocery Store in Center Junction, and she was the postmaster for 21 years at the Center Junction post office.
Bonnie was Jones County Mother of the Year in 1968. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Center Junction. She was active in the church, serving as a trustee and elder, and the clerk of the session for six years. She was active in the Presbyterian Women of the church and was president for 25 years. She also served as a Sunday school teacher and Bible school teacher. She belonged to the Federated Women's Club and Happy Hour Club.
Bonnie is survived by her three daughters, Anita (Roger) Benedict of Monticello, Sandy Lyon of Center Junction and LouAnn (Robert) Gravel of Center Junction; and five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren, Rachel (Jeremy) Shover (Anthony, Alex and Allison), Rodney (Theresa) Gravel (Griffin, Brayden, Lincoln and Taelyn), Thomas (Melissa) Benedict (Cooper), Sarah (Andy) Bradley, and Jacob (Chelsea) Gravel (Logan and Landon).
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert, on Feb. 7, 2012; and sister, Hansetta Nagel.
Memorials may be directed to Camp Wyoming in her honor. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.laheys.com.