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  • Obituary: Bonnie Jean (Shoemaker) Bethel, 75

  • Bonnie Jean (Shoemaker) Bethel, 75, of Plattsmouth, died Aug. 16, 2013 at the Papillion Manor Nursing Home in Papillion.
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  • Bonnie Jean (Shoemaker) Bethel, 75, of Plattsmouth, died Aug. 16, 2013 at the Papillion Manor Nursing Home in Papillion.
    She was born on April 14, 1938 to James A. and Thelma Francis (Ingram) Shoemaker in Nebraska City. She graduated from Nebraska City High School. Bonnie married Jerry Glen Bethel on Dec. 30, 1955 at First United Methodist Church in Plattsmouth. They farmed northwest of Plattsmouth. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a homemaker. Bonnie worked for 15 years at Shedd Foods and she also worked at Coast to Coast and True Value in Plattsmouth.
    Bonnie was a 50-year member of First United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Women, and 15 years with Teamsters Local #554.
    She is survived by husband Jerry Bethel of Plattsmouth; daughter Karen Carnes and husband Tracy of Glenwood, Iowa; son Jerry Lynn Bethel of Plattsmouth; six grandchildren: Aimee Harviston and husband Justin of Bella Vista, Ark., Crystal King and husband Carl of Bella Vista, Whitney Moyer and husband Ed of Nebraska City, Jess Bethel of Plattsmouth, Jenna Carnes of Glenwood,  and Kaylen Carnes of Glenwood; five great grandchildren: Alexis Harviston, Emily Harviston, Camden King, Chesleigh King, and Levi Harviston; and brother Ron Shoemaker and wife Betty of Nebraska City.
    Bonnie was preceded by her parents and grandmother Eva Ingram.
    Funeral service is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 at First United Methodist Church in Plattsmouth with Pastor Kurt Strecher and Pastor Larry Biederman officiating and Donna Glynn as organist.
    Pallbearers are Scott Carnes, Leonard Kaffenberger, Tony Moreno, Jerry Sands, Bob Shoemaker and Scott Shoemaker.
    Visitation is 1-9 p.m. with family receiving relatives and friends 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at Roby Funeral Home, Plattsmouth.
    Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Plattsmouth.
    The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church.
    Roby Funeral Home, Plattsmouth, is in charge of arrangements.

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