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Bonnie Goodale

Bonnie Sybil Goodale (Edmondson)

Friday, February 25th, 1938 - Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
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Obituary

Bonnie Sybil Goodale, nee Edmondson, 81, of O’Fallon, IL passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at her residence with her eldest daughter by her side.

Bonnie was born February 25, 1938 in Peoria, IL. She attended First Baptist Church in O’Fallon, IL and enjoyed quilting. At the age of two she began dancing and performing on stage and dressed and resembled Shirley Temple. Through her teenaged years, Bonnie continued dancing and performing on stage, radio, and television. She then became an accomplished pianist and enjoyed playing the organ. Bonnie had a passion for interior design and prepared the architectural plans for a new home for her and her late husband, Charles.

Bonnie was an active member of the community. She volunteered at the gift shop at Anderson Hospital, modeled clothes and jewelry at the Collinsville Convention Center, hosted bible study classes, and would go on church trips. She and Charles loved traveling and visited many different countries. When spending time on the lake fishing, she consistently out fished everyone. Bonnie enjoyed playing cards, board games, and was very good at playing pool.

Her deepest joy over the last nine years was as a beloved member of the extended Meise family, who loved her extraordinarily.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Sybil (nee Cotton) Edmondson and her husband, Charles Goodale.

Surviving are her cousins, Jack (Joanne) Nicholson, Tom (Carol) Nicholson, and Charles (Sandy) Nicholson.

Memorials may be made to VITAS Hospice, 8 Executive Drive, Suite 150, Fairview Heights, IL 62208 or online at vitascommunityconnection.org or Home Instead Senior Care, 2321 Country Road, Belleville, IL 62221. Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.schildknechtfh.com.

Visitation was held Monday, September 23, 2019 at Schildknecht Funeral Home, 301 South Lincoln Ave., O'Fallon, IL 62269.

Funeral Services were held Monday, September 23, 2019 at the funeral home with Pastor Sue Busler officiating.

Interment was held Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, 4601 W. War Memorial Drive, Peoria, IL 61615.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home.



Pictures for Bonnie
By: Pauline M. Keller


Pictures on the walls,
On the tables and in the halls
Pictures of holidays, birthdays, and special events
Oh it was an unforgettable time spent
Pictures of a wonderful husband and loving wife
Memories of a beautiful life
Pictures of three children
Oh, that was a time back when
Pictures of every season through the years
All of this brought her laughter, brought her tears

My eyes were drawn to a particular picture
One of Bonnie as, Greg began to talk about her

"That was taken in front of her house." He paused to reflect
He went on to say; "I saw her house, it had years of neglect
It was a summer day; all I wanted was some ice water
And, I could not stop from looking harder
Bonnie came out of her house from filling my cup
We reminisced when we built her house from the ground up
We were back again, brothers and me to finish her basement
And this was just the beginning of how things went."

I took time to listen I wanted to hear more
Greg continued to talk about the time Bonnie answered her door

"Bonnie was reading some letters when they slipped onto the floor
She had to pick them up before answering the door
Bonnie didn't let me in right away, soon I noticed why
-Stained letters, faded photos and a tear in her eye
Sadness I felt. I questioned, is it possible to defend?
With my frequent visits, it was easy to call, Bonnie, my friend"
It was simple to go an extra mile
Together they had a face with a smile

Through Greg, Bonnie's life unfolds
Bonnie's sentiment, her faith and the things her heart holds

Bonnie was happy, she made us happy and happily
Bonnie became part of the Meise's extended family
She showed generosity, appreciation and shared her love
Because a family is what Bonnie wanted to be a part of
Her presence gave meaning, not just to take up space
a lovely lady filled with God's grace
I believe Bonnie was sent here to fill someone's place
Whatever the reason, I know God makes no mistakes

Bonnie's pictures gave
Sent awkwardness away
Looking at her mother in a particular picture
Tammy heard, love gently whisper
Then, Greg and Tammy began to talk about her

Then ... Time took a toll; it would be just a little while
For Greg to return to see Bonnie, her last smile
And that is how she left here
She finally found peace and gave in to fear
And this day in September,
We will remember
Because Bonnie played a special part
Memories of her leave a place in our heart
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 23rd, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, September 23rd, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Schildknecht Funeral Home
    Address
    301 S. Lincoln Avenue
    O'Fallon, Illinois 62269
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Visitation was Monday, September 23, 2019 at Schildknecht Funeral Home, 301 South Lincoln Ave., O'Fallon, IL 62269.
  • Service

    Monday, September 23rd, 2019 | 7:00pm
    When
    Monday, September 23rd, 2019 7:00pm
    Location
    Schildknecht Funeral Home
    Address
    301 S. Lincoln Avenue
    O'Fallon, Illinois 62269
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Funeral Services were on Monday, September 23, 2019 at the funeral home with Pastor Sue Busler officiating.
    Officiant
    Pastor Sue Busler
  • Interment

    Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Swan Lake Memorial Gardens
    Address
    4601 West War Memorial Drive
    Peoria, Illinois 61615
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Tammy Goodale

Posted at 11:54pm
I loved my mom dearly. I will and do already miss hearing her voice everyday. She loved rabbits, soft fuzzy robes and blankets, things that sparkled, music and she was a happy person. She liked change and thought it was healthy. My last and everlasting memory is of her telling the doctors and nurses when they came in the room how close we were and motioning w her hand to her heart that she loved me. I will always see that. I will always feel it. And I will always miss being able to tell her the same thing back to her.
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