Linda L. (Larabee) Bonnell

Born: Thu., Nov. 28, 1929
Died: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017


9:30 AM to 11:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 03, 2018
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Wed., Jan. 03, 2018
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Linda L. Bonnell, 88, of Oblong, IL passed away on Friday December 29, 2017 at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, IL.

She was born in Oblong, IL on November 28, 1929 to John Otho Larrabee and Essie (Metheny) Larrabee.  On September 25, 1948 she married Glen Lee “Jew” Bonnell who preceded her in death on June 14, 2005.

Linda had worked at Larrabee’s Florist, Goldsmith’s Clothing Store and Consolidated Phone Company in Oblong, IL.  She was also a homemaker.  She was a member of the Central United Methodist Church in Oblong, IL and the Oblong High School class of 1949.  She was also a member of the Daughters of American Revolution.  Linda was a goodwill ambassador at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong. She religiously visited each week to hand out reading material and mints to all the residents. She also did this at Timber Creek in Robinson, IL. Linda taught Sunday school and served on many committees’ for several years at Central United Methodist Church in Oblong.

She is survived by two sons Kenneth Lee Bonnell, St. Louis, MO and Cary Bonnell, Oblong, IL; daughter and son-in-law Glenda and Ronnie Allen, Oblong, IL; six grandchildren Troy and Kim Allen, Oblong, IL, Chanda and Brad Murray, Robinson, IL, Beth Fiscus, Oblong, IL, Toby and Lana Goldstein, Columbus, OH, Jessica and Tim Cuidon, Breckenridge Hills, MO and Jimmy Bonnell, St. Louis, MO; eight great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.  She is also survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law Bill and Rowena Larrabee, Oblong, IL, John and Helen Larrabee, Oblong,IL; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Larry and Kay Bonnell, Robinson,IL; sister-in-law Lou Bonnell, Robinson, IL along with several nieces and nephews.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one infant brother Jack Larrabee, sister Elizabeth “Liz” Garrett, and great grandson Joshua Fiscus.

A Celebration of Linda’s Life Service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday January 3, 2018 at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, IL.  Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, rural Annapolis, IL.  Visitation will be from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family request that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Schools Academic Foundation or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation with envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121, Oblong, IL 62449

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Jerry and Marilyn Ulrey
   Posted Sun December 31, 2017
So sorry to see Linda has left us. She was a Special cousin to me. Thinking of all of you at this time. God Bless you all. Jerry and Marilyn Ulrey

Jo Wachtel
   Posted Mon January 01, 2018
Every other Sunday, I take my little dog Tucker to visit the Ridgeview residents. Linda absolutely adored Tucker and would always said, "There he is! There's my boy! Come to Linda. Come and see your Linda." And he always gave her sloppy doggy kisses all over her face, and she always kissed him and loved on him. We will dearly miss her.

Alma Vernia
   Posted Tue January 02, 2018
So very sorry to hear of Linda's passing,she was such a gracious lady.Always spoke to me where ever she saw me.And reminded me how much she enjoyed shopping at Pamida.My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Rosie Vernia

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