Bonnie Hounsom, 91, of Unionville, Missouri, died at the Putnam County Care Center in Unionville on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

Bonnie Rose (Jones) Hounsom was born in Livonia, Missouri on December 24, 1930, the daughter of Gurney A. and Lola M. (Kimmel) Jones. She attended rural schools in Putnam County and graduated from Unionville High School in 1949. Bonnie taught at Fowler School after graduation. She married Marcus Hounsom in Kirksville, Missouri on September 4, 1954. She and Marcus began their married life in Kirksville where Marcus was a student at Northeast Missouri Teachers College and Bonnie worked at the Brown Shoe Factory. They moved to Unionville when Marcus took a teaching job at Unionville High School. They remained in Unionville for the rest of their married life. Bonnie took a job with the Putnam County School District after her youngest started school and worked as “the lunch lady” from 1974 until her retirement in 2014.

Bonnie liked to garden, and she and Marcus liked to attend antique sales. She was an avid Putnam County Midgets fan, and her family thinks it’s entirely possible that Bonnie saw more Midget sports competitions than anyone else! She once served as Grand Marshal for the Homecoming Parade. Bonnie had a friendly, outgoing personality and could light up a room. She had a good sense of humor and loved her family very much. She has nurtured many strong friendships over the years. She was a member of First Christian Church in Unionville, and was baptized in 2004.

Bonnie is survived by two sons, Tracy (Barbara) Hounsom of St. Louis, Missouri, and Craig (Lora) Hounsom of Rolla, Missouri. His grandchildren are Marcus Hounsom, Anna Hounsom, Samuel Hounsom, Jackson Hounsom, Adam Hounsom and Emily Hounsom. Bonnie is also survived by one brother, Bobby (Jean) Jones of Livonia, Missouri, and several nieces and nephews.

Bonnie was predeceased by her husband Marcus on July 1, 2005 and her parents. She was also predeceased by a son who died in infancy, a brother, Wendal Jones, and a sister, Reva Bourn.

Bonnie’s funeral will be held at the Playle and Collins Family Funeral Home in Unionville at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2022, with visitation one hour before the service. Interment will be in Unionville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made payable to PC Café and Resource Center and entrusted to Playle and Collins Family Funeral Home, 709 S. 27th St., Unionville, MO 63565.

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