Bonnie Marlene Schoen, 75

Bonnie Marlene Schoen, age 75, formerly of Fairbury Nebraska, passed away February 28, 2013 at Heritage Estates in Gering Nebraska.

Bonnie was born October 10, 1937 in Fairbury Nebraska; the daughter of William and Alverda Hill.

Throughout her life, Bonnie was active in many organizations. She volunteered in activities that centered around her children including Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts and community organizations including the hospital auxiliary and the League of Women Voters. She enjoyed golf and bowling. She was the manager of the Scottsbluff/Gering Duplicate Bridge Club, she ran the Tuesday afternoon club at the Elks Club and played in many marathon duplicate tournaments pursuing her Life Master. Her bridge partners valued her as a player and appreciated that she welcomed all who loved the game as she did. Bonnie's creativity was expressed through her many crafts but primarily through the beautiful quilts she made. She was an active member at the First United Methodist Church. During the course of her life, Bonnie owned and actively managed U-Needa Beauty Salon and Randall's Floral in Fairbury.

Her memory will be cherished by her husband of 50 years, Richard, children, Lorinda (Jay) Peters of Clive, IA; Lane Junker, Haltom City, TX; Christine Centgraf, Scottsbluff, NE and Cathleen Briley, Palmyra, NE; her brother William (Nancy) Hill, Dalhart, TX; grandchildren Spencer Herrstrom, Alicia Bergen, Audrey and Grace Briley, several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at the United Methodist Church, Scottsbluff, NE at 10:00 a.m., March 2, 2013 and at the United Methodist Church Chapel in Fairbury, NE at 10:00 a.m. on March 4th, 2013. Interment will be in the Fairbury Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to either United Methodist Church. Tributes of sympathy may be left at

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