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Bonnie Jean Rea

1930 - 2021



Bonnie Jean Rea, 91, of Pittsburg, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Ascension Via Christi Hospital.

            She was born February 26, 1930 in Oklahoma.

            She married William Frederick Burnham and had two children. They later divorced. She then married William Kennedy Rea. He preceded her in death in 1996.

            Bonnie spent most of her life in Southern California. In 2004, she moved to Pittsburg, Kansas, with her niece Florence Greville, where they shared a home together until Florence passed away in December 2020.

            Survivors include two daughters, Donna Mae Shipman and her husband, Larry of Pittsburg and Connie Rae Brooks of Omaha, Nebraska; four grandchildren, Paul Shipman, who passed away in 2018,  William Shipman, Nicole Brooks Rodriquez and Ryan Brooks; and six great-grandchildren, Harlan Shipman, Damon Rodriquez, Abraham and Ember Brooks, and Alek and Evelyn Damewood-Brooks.

            She was preceded in death by her mother, and seven brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Rea has chosen to be cremated and no services are planned at this time. Friends may leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS.

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Becky Pugeda

April 1, 2021 12:08 AM

Aunt Bonnie was a nice person in which I have fond memories of While I was a child. She had a beautiful smile! I know that she will be dearly missed by Connie and Donna. Sending hugs and prayers. I loved Aunt Bonnie and Know that her memories will live on in all that she touched. 

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