Aug. 21, 1918 - Feb. 25, 2007
BEAVER CITY -- Bonnie Bess Hunt, 88, died Sunday (Feb. 25, 2007) at the Beaver City Manor.
She was born Aug. 21, 1918, at Beaver City to Dieder and Frieda (Meliner) Winter.
She was a life long resident of Furnas County. She graduated from Beaver City High School with the class of 1936. She attended Kearney State College in 1936.
She taught country school Southwest of Beaver City in 1937 and 1938. She married Abel D. Newton on April 28, 1938, he died May 15, 1942. She lived west of Orleans for three years after Abel's death. She married Merle R. Hunt on March 24, 1945, at Fort Hood,Texas.
In 1946, the family moved to a farm east of Beaver City where they farmed until December of 1976, when they retired and moved into Beaver City. Her husband, Merle died Dec 4, 1983.
She moved to Beaver City Manor and Assisted Living in August of 2002.
She was a member of Hollinger United Methodist Church where she was treasurer for many years. She also was a member of Hollinger United Methodist Women and Eldeen Club. She was a past board member of Union Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Abel Newton and Merle Hunt; grandson Rick Hunt; two daughter-in-laws, Cyd Hunt and Meg Hunt; sister-in-laws, Bernice Hunt and Bertha Hathaway; brother-in-laws, Charles Hunt, Lee Hunt Glenn Hathaway and niece, Velda Hathaway,
Survivors include her three sons, Terry Newton of Beaver City, Allen Hunt of Holdrege and Dennis Hunt and wife, Sandi of Alma; one daughter, Sharon and husband, Dave Hyke of Hendley; two sister-in-laws, Mildred Hunt of Orleans and Virginia Hunt of Beaver City; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, 1:30 p.m., at First Christian Church in Beaver City with the Revs. Phil Olsen and Linda Knipping officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in rural Beaver City.
Visitation is today until 8 p.m., and Wednesday 9 a.m., -8 p.m., at Wenburg Funeral Home in Beaver City and prior to the services Thursday at the church.
Condolences or personal reflections can be left at www.wenburgfuneralhome.com.
Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City is in charge of arrangements.