Obituaries

Bonnie J. Uhlrich 1925 - 2008

Funeral service for Bonnie J. Uhlrich, 83, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 15, at Hubbel Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 14, at Quisenberry Funeral Home.
Mrs. Uhlrich passed away Monday, May 12, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence.
Bonnie was born Feb. 22, 1925, in Williamstown to John A. and Naomi (Ellis) Black. From 1952 to 1955, she worked at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant, De Soto. She was part owner of Uhlrich Mobil Oil Company for 27 years. In 1963, she and her husband became foster parents and cared for more than 100 children during a 23 year period.
Mrs. Uhlrich was a member of the United Methodist Church, La Sertoma Club and a volunteer at the Good Shepherd Thrift Shop. On June 27, 1941, she married Bernard F. Uhlrich in Jefferson County. He preceded her in death in March 2003. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Francis and James; a grandson, David; three brothers, Eugene, Clifford and Bill. She has been a resident of Presbyterian Manor, Lawrence, since January 2000.
Survivors include her daughter, Cheryl Packard, Lawrence; and three grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church, c/o Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie 66086. Condolences may be left for the family at www.quisenberryfh.com.