Bonnie Jean Gist, 84, Warsaw, passed away in Kosciusko Community Hospital at 6:30 a.m. Sunday April 9, 2017. She was born on July 5, 1932 to Ralph and Cora Swartzlander Rohrer in Clunette.
She was attended Atwood School. She married Bobby Gist on July 31, 1976 in Warsaw. He preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 2015. Bonnie and Bobby moved to Arkansas in 1976, living there for 26 years. They returned to Warsaw on April 10, 2000. She was a homemaker. Bonnie worked for the Times-Union Newspaper as a newspaper deliverer from 1960 to 1976. She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Warsaw and also the AARP.
She is survived by her daughter, Merla Mae (spouse Mitchell) Ousley, Warsaw; a son, David Jr. (spouse Cathi) Bryant, Nappanee; grandchildren, Josh and Natalie Ousley and Daisy (spouse Jason) Hollon all of Warsaw; Tracey (spouse Matt) Ingle, Tina (spouse Scott) Allen, Dava Bryant and Matthew (spouse KC) Bryant and Matthew Hummel, all of Nappanee; 11 great grandchildren Brother, Warren (spouse Renie) Rorer of Warsaw. She is preceded in death by first husband, Reverend David Bryant and her second husband Leroy McDonald, a daughter Dava Jean Bryant, two sisters and four brothers.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 13 in the United Pentecostal Church, Warsaw with Doctor Dan L. Cox officiating. Burial will be in Island Cemetery, Milford, Indiana.
Visitation hours will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12 at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.
The family is kindly requesting memorials be made to United Pentecostal Church, 825 North Harrison Street, Warsaw, IN 46580
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