Bonnie S. Hayes


12-7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 26
Gerth Funeral Chapel
Family 5-7 p.m.


Chapel Service
1 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 27

Final Resting Place

Barker Cemetery
Scotland County


St. Jude Children's Hospital

{July 4, 1946 - Feb. 22, 2021}

Bonnie Sue Hayes, 74, of Memphis died Monday, February 22, 2021 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

She was born the daughter of James Creek and Amy Maxine Crook on July 4, 1946 in Kirksville. She was later adopted by Herbert L. Thomson after he married Amy in 1949.

Bonnie graduated from Downing High School in 1964.

She married David Terry Hayes on October 14, 1963 in Edina. He survives.

Bonnie later graduated from nursing school, just short of her 40th birthday, in 1984, from Methodist College School of Nursing in Peoria. She was an RN for over 20 years at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She and David retired in Memphis, where Bonnie became involved in the Scotland County Genealogical Society and the Scotland County Hospital Auxiliary. She adored her grandchildren. The Hayes’ also took in several rescue animals.

Bonnie was a member of the Downing Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, James; and a brother, Michael.

She is survived by her husband, David, of the home; sons: Sam (Shelly) Hayes of Pekin, IL and Anthony (Deirdre) Hayes of East Peoria, IL; a brother, Dick (Ardith) Thomson of Memphis; a sister, Sandy (Gary) Harrison of Alexandria; nine grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren (with one on the way); 2 step great grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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  1. So sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. Her Grandma Maude Thompson was our neighbor and I grew up with knowing Dick, Bonnie, Sandy and Mike. Prayers for the family, she will be missed by many.

    Comment by Richard Rader on February 23, 2021 at 4:46 pm
  2. David, so sorry about your loss. Bonnie was a wonderful woman. Prayers of comfort are coming to you and all the family. If you need anything just let me know you old goat. David G.

    Comment by David Gardine on February 24, 2021 at 12:12 am
  3. Sad to hear of Bonnie’s passing. She was a hard worker, a great person who always did her part and then some. We had some good times while searching for ancestors. Prayers and deepest sympathy to her family.

    Comment by Joanne Aylward on February 24, 2021 at 8:39 am
  4. David & Family, Dick Thomson & Family, so sorry of your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Comment by Robert Blessing on February 24, 2021 at 8:52 am
  5. David and family, Dick and Ardith

    Do sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are coming from our family.

    Comment by Vicki Kelso Dodson on February 24, 2021 at 10:32 am
  6. I am heartbroken to hear that Bonnie has passed away. She was a wonderful grandma to my children and a good mother in law to me. She was a happy Christian woman and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

    Comment by Susan A Hayes on February 24, 2021 at 12:50 pm
  7. David
    So sorry for your loss. Bonnie was one of Gods people. Our prayers will be with you and your family.

    Comment by Max Westby on February 25, 2021 at 9:47 am
  8. We will surely miss her at Downing, especially the church family. She was really faithful until the virus. She had a warm greeting. May good memories comfort you this day.

    Comment by Barbara and Henry Blessing on February 26, 2021 at 10:57 am
  9. Sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. She was such a great, caring lady and will be greatly missed. I was associated with her in two organizations and she was dedicated and worked very hard in both of them. She was a great friend to me and I appreciated and loved her very much. Prayers and sympathy to David and the family.

    Comment by Twila Stevenson on February 27, 2021 at 9:47 am

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