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Bonnie Kay McKinnies, 67, passed away May 20, 2013 in Indianapolis.


She was born May 18, 1946 in Evansville to Oscar and Bessie Hironimus.


She was a loving wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She was residing in Westfield Indiana. She graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1964 and retired from Babcock and Wilcox in 1997. She was a member of Bethesda General Baptist Church, Big River Bend Appaloosa Horse Club and American Legion Auxiliary. As a very loving grandmother, her favorite pastime was reading to her grandson but she also enjoyed golf, appaloosa horses, Cincinnati Reds baseball, playing cards, bowling and Evansville Aces basketball.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Bessie Hironimus; first husband, Jerry Tomlinson; granddaughter, Reid Tomlinson; and niece Vicki Schroeder.


She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Van ‘Chip’ McKinnies; son, Ken Tomlinson (Jodie); sister, Jill Kost (Mark); grandson, Lane Tomlinson; sister-in-law, Betty Ann Stierley (Arthur); brothers-in-law, Frank Tomlinson (Mary), Ron Tomlinson (Marce), Steve Tomlinson; nieces and nephews, Mark Kost (Samantha), Nicole Buschemeyer (David), Michele Gross (Charlie), Cheryll Bealmear (Tom), Joanna Huff (Nathan), Matt Tomlinson (Faith), Wayne Tomlinson, Terri Koch (David), Randy Stierley (Lea Ann); aunt, Clara Shelby; along with many loving great nieces, nephews and cousins.


Services will be at 10:00 am on Friday, May 24, 2013 at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main St. in Mt. Vernon, IN with burial to follow in Bellefontaine Cemetery.


Visitation will be on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the funeral home.


Bonnie McKinnies