Patricia Bonnell

North Talley Road

Patricia Ann Bonnell, 76, of North Talley Road, died at 8:05 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2016, at her home.

Patricia was born January 27, 1940, in Bloomington, the daughter of Paul Edwin and Ann Marie Harlow Lentz. She married L. Richard Bonnell August 30, 1958, and he preceded her in death. She was united to James Robert Leahy, who survives her, October 14, 2012, in a commitment service.

Patricia drove a Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation bus for 35 years. She was an active member of the family farm, enjoyed traveling and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She served on the Bartholomew County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, was a member of the Red Hat Society and a 50-year member of Beta Sigma Phi, Alpha Omega Phi and Master Alpha Zeta sororities. Patricia had also been a member of Future Grandmothers Home Extension Club (FGC) since 1964.

The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 9, 2016, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Teike officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, through the funeral home.

Survivors include her sons, Paul David (Lecia) Bonnell and Richard Scott (Lois) Bonnell, both of Columbus; daughter, Kathy Jo (William) Hardin of Columbus; sister, Paula Leahy of Mount Vernon, Illinois; grandchildren, Michael Bonnell, Emily Bonnell, Ashley Bonnell, Colin Bonnell, Samantha Hardin and Paul (Amanda Shipley) Hardin; and great-grandchildren, Hailey Hardin and Cassidy Ann-Marie Hardin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, L. Richard Bonnell; and a sister, Linda Sutton.

You are invited to view her video tribute after 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.