Bonnie J. Cummins

June 10, 2021

Bonnie J. Cummins, 89, formerly of the Lockwood/Miller area passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Castlewood Senior Living in Nixa, Missouri.
She was born on October 15, 1931, the daughter of Lee Lawrence and Goldie (Duvall) Olson in Lawrence County. She attended the one-room country school near her home, Cross School, and graduated from Lockwood High School in 1949. She was close to her school friends and always tried to keep in touch and attend high school reunions.

After high school, she attended the University of Missouri at Columbia where she met and married Kenneth Virgil Cummins on June 15, 1952. Bonnie was a homemaker, a Master Gardener and an excellent seamstress. She was a three-time cancer survivor. The couple raised their family (Steve and Linda) in Paola, Kansas.

In retirement, she settled back on the Olson family farm. Bonnie loved living in the country, especially watching the sunsets, feeding the birds and tending to her garden, but she also loved to travel. She purchased an RV and traveled the country, visiting family and friends, national parks and good places to eat.

She was dependable, always there when she was needed, a hopeless romantic, and very confident that her opinion was the right one. Her memory was long and accurate. She always remembered special occasions with cards and letters. She was very proud of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and their character and accomplishments. Nothing was better than getting together with family at the holidays or anytime they could arrange it.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Perkin and grandchildren Becky (Brad) Selle, Cindy (Jared) Webster, Geoffrey Perkin, Anna (Patrick) Leach; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was proceeded in death by her parents; her son, Steve; her brother, Eugene Olson; and her niece Kathy (Olson) Lefman.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at the Greenfield Funeral Chapel in Greenfield, Missouri, with funeral service following at 10:30 a.m. After the service, burial will be at Gray’s Point Cemetery, south of Lockwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gray’s Point Cemetery Association or Round Grove Cemetery Association in care of Greenfield Funeral Chapel at 61 N. Allison, Greenfield, MO 65661.

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