Bonnie D. (Carbaugh) Lierle

Born: Tue., Oct. 4, 1927
Died: Sat., Sep. 28, 2019


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 06, 2019
Location: Pittsfield Location

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sun., Oct. 06, 2019
Location: Pittsfield Location

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Bonnie Dale Lierle, age 91, of Griggsville, IL passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Griggsville Estates. She was born on October 4, 1927 in Beverly, IL to Lawrence Guy and Maude Elizabeth Sims Carbaugh. She married Delbert Alva Lierle in Liberty, IL on June 20, 1948.

Bonnie graduated from Liberty High School in 1945 and attended 3 years at Culver Stockton College majoring in education. She later went on to teach in a one-room school for several years. Bonnie also tried her hand as an Avon lady, worked as an aide in the Liberty School District and an Activity Director at Lincoln Terrace. She loved playing the piano and singing, was fond of board games, cards, jigsaw puzzles, art classes and painting. Bonnie preferred to be outside rather than in and enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, gardening and picnic outings.

Bonnie was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Quincy, IL, Order of Eastern Star – Alpha 109 OES 50-year member, American Legion Auxiliary 1948,  Daughters of the Nile, Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, The Good Samaritan Home Association of Quincy – Lifetime Member, Blessings Volunteers – RSVP Hall of Fame 20 years, NAPUS (National Organization of Postmasters), Liberty Garden Club and was honored with the Presidents Volunteers Service Award in 2005.

She is survived by her daughters; Cheryl Lierle Wobbe of St. Louis, MO, Sue (Dan) Speckhart of Pittsfield, IL and Ava (David) Fessler of Liberty, IL.  Brother-in-law, Deane (Maggie) Lierle of Arizona and sister-in-law, Joanne Lierle of California. Grandchildren; Matthew Wobbe, Melissa (Jeremy) Logan, Justin Wobbe, Marci (Will) Freesen, Kimberly (Greg Bonnett) Speckhart, Jessica (Michael) Speckhart-Smith, Henry (Amy) Speckhart, Kirk (Jessica) Speckhart, Anna (Carlos Quirarte) Speckhart, Bryan (Angie) Fessler, Mary (Jon) Stephens and Jodi (Gerad) Curry. Great-grandchildren; Zayden Wobbe, Sophia Freesen, Benjamin Freesen, Liam Bonnett, Maxwell Bonnett, Stella Bonnett, Frank Smith, Olivia Smith, Isabel Smith, Silas Smith, Caroline Smith, Ronan Speckhart, Clara Speckhart, William Speckhart, June Speckhart-Quirarte, Ella Fessler, William Fessler, Jacob Fessler, Olivia Stephens, Linkin Stephens, Gabriel Stephens, Harrison Stephens, Urijah Curry, Isla Curry, Aylah Curry, Oziah Curry and Ezra Curry. Also surviving are nephews; John Lierle and Doug Lierle and nieces; Michelle Issak and Carol Tillman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Delbert, brother-in-law Don J. Lierle, sister-in-law Iona Lierle and grandson John Wobbe.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 1:00 at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Interment will follow at Mound Prairie Cemetery in Beverly, IL. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to be made to First Christian Church of Pittsfield or Griggsville Estates Activity Fund. Online condolences may be left to the family at Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Bonnie's memory to the following organizations:

First Christian Church
225 N. Memorial, Pittsfield, IL 62363

Griggsville Estates Activity Fund

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Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Wed October 02, 2019
Sue, my condolence to you, Dan, and all your extended families,
Please know I think of you and hope your Mother’s life was Blessed and fruitful.
A long life of warm and pleasant memories hopefully and the Love of God to sustain you. Sincerely, Bonnie

Tim and Nancy Halpin
   Posted Fri October 04, 2019
Our sympathies to the Speckhart family and other extended family members. We are sorry for your loss.

Ron & Glenna Sorrill
   Posted Sun October 13, 2019
Cheryl, Sue, and Ava we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. She was a wonderful person with a beautiful and thoughtful family. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ron & Glenna

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