Mary Bonnivier

BRACEVILLE—Mary L. Bonnivier, 73, of Braceville passed away Jan. 8, 2021 at Heritage Health Center in Dwight.
She was born Jan. 7, 1948 in McLeansboro, IL, the daughter of George Lewis and Minnie (Good) Millenbine. Mary was a graduate of Coal City High School and earned her associate degree in nursing at Joliet Junior College. Mary had been a nurse for several area hospitals. She was an animal lover, greatly enjoying her dogs and cats. She enjoyed boating and camping with her family.
Mary is survived by her children, Rheta Bredesen, of Chicago and Edward A. Bonnivier, of Braceville; grandchildren: Allysha Bredesen, Corrina Bredesen and Olivia Bonnivier; sisters, Nancy Rader, of Braceville and Ruth Hagen, of Murphysboro, TN and her former husband, Edward S. Bonnivier, of Coal City.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Prayers will be said for Mary at First Baptist Church, Pontiac and a memorial gathering will be held at Lake Sara in Effingham, IL later this summer. Cremation rites will be accorded.
Memorials can be made to the Grundy County Animal Shelter, 310 E. DuPont Rd., Morris, IL 60450.
Online condolences may be made to the family at
Hager Memorial Home in Pontiac is in charge of arrangements.