Freeda M. Bonnett, 87, of Galesburg, IL, formerly of New Windsor, died Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Jersey Ridge Place in Davenport, Iowa. Cremation has been accorded and private services are Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Alpha. Per her request, there is no visitation. Burial is in the Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Galesburg. Memorials may be left to Rivoli Township Library or the Alzheimer's Association and online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
She was born November 24, 1927 in Danville, IL to Lewis and Esta Snively Tomkins. She graduated from Cuba High School in 1945 and attended Western Illinois Teacher's College. On December 25, 1946 she married Arnold R. Bonnett in Cuba, IL. He died October 26, 2006.
She and her husband owned and operated Bonnett's Accounting in New Windsor, retiring in 2005.
Freeda was a member of the Alpha United Methodist Church where she served in various capacities. She served on the Rivoli Township Library board and was a trustee for the Verl I. Brooks Scholarship Foundation. She was active in the arts and crafts venue in the New Windsor Fair and Rodeo.
She was an exceptional seamstress and enjoyed arts and crafts and playing bridge.
She is survived by one daughter, Judy (Larry) Diemer of Galesburg; one son, Dan (Susan Martin) Bonnett of Phoenix, AZ; 8 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; two brothers, Edward (Margaret) Tomkins of Sun City, AZ; Gene (Carol) Tomkins of Meridian, MS; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Peterson Wallin Knox - Alpha, Illinois
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
Oaklawn Memorial Gardens