Bonnie Irene Schultz

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Bonnie Irene Schultz was born on Dec. 17, 1925, to Millard Bryan and Ethel Ellen (Bressie) Smith in rural Chase County.
As a young lady she attended country grade school and graduated from Chase County High School in 1943.
Bonnie married Eldon Grantham and the couple settled on the Bryan Smith Farm, east of Imperial. They moved to several different locations including Venango, Nebraska, and Greeley, Colorado, before Bonnie returned to Chase County.
Bonnie married Raymond R. Schultz on August 9, 1968, and the coupled settled and farmed east of Imperial.
In retirement, Bonnie and Raymond moved to a new home in Imperial.
Bonnie was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Imperial.
She enjoyed gardening, picture painting, raising flowers and dancing, in her younger years.
Bonnie passed away, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home, Imperial. She was 94 years of age.
Survivors Include: son, Kelvin Grantham and wife, Paula, of Raton, New Mexico; grandchildren, Gary Knehans, Michael Knehans, Rachelle Knehans, Carl Grantham, Christopher Grantham and Kelly Johnson; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Lloyd and Rhonda Smith of Champion, Marla Smith of Imperial, Maxine Smith of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Merle Konken and husband, Larry, of Hershey.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Eldon and Raymond; daughter, Trudy (Grantham) Gorsuch; brothers, Vilas and Calvin Smith.
Funeral services for Bonnie Schultz were Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 2 p.m. at Liewer Funeral Home, Imperial, with Pastor David Kahle officiating.
Interment followed at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial.
Visitation was before services, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, starting at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
A memorial has been suggested to the First United Methodist Church of Imperial.
Online condolences may be left at
Liewer Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements


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