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Bonnie Lee Barning

October 26, 1930 ~ June 9, 2019 (age 88)

Obituary

Bonnie Lee Barning October 26, 1930-June 9, 2019 Bonnie Lee Barning, 88, of Evansville, IN, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Miller's Health and Rehabilitation in LaPorte, Indiana, with her daughter at her side. She was born on October 26, 1930 in Evansville, Indiana, the daughter of Elmer Stratman and Isabel (Strange) Stratman. Bonnie was a Master Gardener and had a particular love for Bearded Iris and Hostas. She enjoyed playing bridge, loved music and singing in her church choir (UCC). She served many years as a Girl Scout leader and also as president of the Tekoppel Elementary School Parent Teacher Association. She worked as a secretary for Prudential Life Insurance, Harris Upham Brokerage Firm, Hobart Brothers and the Indiana State Board of Health. After retirement she lived in Richmond, Indiana. There, she was a member of P.E.O., the Richmond Petal and Stem Garden Club, she served as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Hendricks County Bluebirds Society, and occasionally volunteered at the Richmond Rose Garden and Vaile Elementary School. Bonnie, was a majorette in the Reitz H.S. Marching Band where she met her future husband Phil, a drummer! On February 9, 1951, in Evansville, IN, she married that high school sweetheart, Carl Phillip Barning, Jr., who preceded her in death on October 25, 1994. She is survived by her daughter, Carrie Ann (Harold) Carlson, of Rolling Prairie, IN; five grandchildren, Christopher (Tanya) Hitch, Erinn (Tom) Jankowski, Craig (Whitney) Carlson, Brian (Angela) Carlson, Rebecca (Matthew) Williamson and six great-grandchildren, Ozzy Jankowski, Conrad Carlson, Emma and Avery Carlson, Benjamin and Henry Williamson. She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter Beth Lynn (Richard) Hitch. Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home, 602 Maple Avenue, LaPorte, IN where family will receive friends on Thursday, June 13 from 4:00-6:30p.m., followed by a life celebration at 6:30 p.m. The family will also receive friends on Monday, June 17, 2019, from 4:00pm- 7:00pm CST and Tuesday, June 18, 2019, from 9:00am - 10:00am CST at Alexander Funeral Home West Chapel, 2100 West Illinois Street, Evansville, Indiana 47712. A celebration of life will be on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 10:00am CST followed by burial at Tupman Cemetery, 1601 Red Bank Road, Evansville, IN. The family would like to thank the nursing professionals and CNA's at Brentwood, Miller's Health and Rehab and LaPorte Hospital for their compassionate and professional care of Bonnie while at their facilities. Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Bonnie Lee Barning please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Tupman Cemetery
1601 Red Bank Road
Evansville, IN, 47712

Visitation

JUN 13. 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT)

Haverstock Funeral Home, Inc.

602 Maple Ave.

La Porte, IN, 46350

Funeral Ceremony

JUN 13. 6:30 PM (CDT)

Haverstock Funeral Home, Inc.

602 Maple Ave.

La Porte, IN, 46350

Visitation

JUN 17. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Alexander Funeral Home - West Chapel

2100 W. Illinois Street

Evansville, IN, 47712

Visitation

JUN 18. 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CDT)

Alexander Funeral Home - West Chapel

2100 W. Illinois Street

Evansville, IN, 47712

Funeral Ceremony

JUN 18. 10:00 AM (CDT)

Alexander Funeral Home - West Chapel

2100 W. Illinois Street

Evansville, IN, 47712

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