Bonnie Jean Laswell, age 90, of Galesburg, Illinois died at 8:18 A.M. on Monday, July 20, 2020 at Heartland Health Care Center in Galesburg, Illinois. She was bon on September 3, 1929 at Greenbush, Illinois, the daughter of Olin and Mary Day (Davis) Jones. She married Merle M. Laswell on July 8, 1960 in Peoria, Illinois. He preceded her in death on February 18, 2016. Surviving is a daughter: Nancy Jean (D.J.) Martin of Rancho Murieta, California; two sons: Donald “Terry” (Jodie) Hinkle of St. Joseph, Illinois and Rodger (Denise) Babbitt of Rushville, Illinois; twelve grandchildren, two step grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. She was preceded by her parents, husband, five sisters and five brothers. She was raised and educated in Yates City, Illinois. She worked at Gale Products in Galesburg, Illinois from 1955 to 1962 as an assembler. She was a member of the First Church of the Open Bible in Galesburg, Illinois. She was also a member of the Women’s Club, OAKS, and Petal to Petal China Guild. She was the owner and operated Back Door Country Crafts in Galesburg, Illinois. Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. on Friday, July 24, 2020 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois. Gravesides services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, July 24, 2020 at the Gilson Cemetery in Gilson, Illinois, with Deacon Michael Crummer officiating. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face masks and social distancing required. Memorial Contributions may be made to OSF Hospice in Galesburg, Illinois. On-line condolences or expressions of sympathy may be made through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.
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