Bonnie Mae Blewitt, of Knoxville, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, two days after her 81st birthday. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. at Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bonnie's family to be designated at a later date.
Bonnie was born on August 27, 1942, in Virgil, KS to Hamp and Martha (MeGee) Kindley. After graduating school in May 1961, she was united in marriage to Raymond H. Blewitt who was a career military servant. She embarked on a career in civil service, where her hard work and dedication were admired by colleagues and superiors alike. Throughout her career, Bonnie displayed unwavering loyalty and commitment to her work.
Outside of her professional life, Bonnie was a woman of many passions. She found solace in reading her Bible every night, drawing strength and inspiration from its words. Additionally, Bonnie fulfilled her adventurous spirit through extensive travels across the United States and Europe. Notably, she had the privilege of witnessing history when she saw the Berlin Wall before it was taken down in Germany.
Bonnie's dedication to her community extended beyond her immediate loved ones. She had a profound appreciation for the sacrifices made by the men and women serving in the military. As a proud member of the Women's Auxiliary at local VFW’s and a devoted military wife, Bonnie actively supported and uplifted those in uniform.
In her leisure time, Bonnie found peace in tending to her garden. Her love for animals was evident through her adoration of her cat, who provided comfort and companionship throughout the years. The melodious songs of birds brought joy to Bonnie's heart, symbolizing the harmony she sought to cultivate in her life. Additionally, she had a talent for baking that brought smiles to the faces of those who were fortunate enough to taste her creations.
Family was at the center of Bonnie's heart, and her role as a mother and grandmother brought immense joy to her life. She will be dearly missed by her children, Deborah Dron and Raymond (Angela) Blewitt, Jr.; grandchildren: Sarah Dron, Stephanie (Jeremy) Harper, Ashton (Bo) Kent, Haley (Tyler Grace) Spaulding, and Nicholas (Hali Tuell) Blewitt; 5 great grandchildren: Charlotte, Maverick, Halyn, Jacen, and Kamryn; siblings: Fred Kindley, Gene Kindley, Sue (Dean) Sims, Barbara Neal, and Brenda Wilson; and sisters-in-law, Dorothy Kindley and Susie Kindley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Harold Blewitt, Sr.; parents, Hamp and Martha Kindley; sisters-in-law, Victoria Kindley and Delores Kindley; brothers, Richard Kindley and Lyle Kindley; and brothers-in-law, Bob Neal and Tom Wilson.
Bonnie Mae Blewitt will forever be remembered as a remarkable woman who lived life with passion, kindness, and an unwavering love for her family and community. She will be deeply missed, but her spirit and the legacy of love she leaves behind will continue to inspire all who were fortunate enough to have known her.