Bonnie Wheatcraft Obituary (1925 – 2022) – Leawood, KS

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Bonnie Might (Bogard) Wheatcraft
March 8, 1925 – March 12, 2022
Leawood, Kansas – Born March 8, 1925 in Harrison, Arkansas, to Steven G. and Sylvania Bogard, Bonnie passed away March 12, 2022, peacefully surrounded by her loving relatives. Bonnie expended time in St. Louis, and grew up in Junction Town, Kansas. She married Jack Wheatcraft in the early 1950s, who passed absent in 1981. Bonnie’s brother, Wayne C. Bogard passed away in January, 2008. Bonnie is survived by her two kids, Stephen Wheatcraft, (spouse, Carol Parkhurst), and Pamela Besheer, (spouse, Jay), her two grandchildren, Noah Besheer and Hayley Besheer Santell (spouse, Daniel), and two terrific grandchildren Beckett and Violet Besheer.
Bonnie graduated from the College of Nebraska-Lincoln with an affiliate degree in art in 1945. She was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority, Soon after shifting to Kansas Metropolis in 1960, she worked as a secretary for quite a few many years specializing in real estate appraisal with Parker Latshaw. Collectively they appraised the entire 71 Freeway corridor for the metropolis.
But her first like was art. Bonnie painted in oils and watercolor. A single of her paintings from the Univ. of Nebraska toured the country as a finalist in a competitiveness. She speedily found that her beloved medium was china painting. She was an exquisite china painter. She was an lively member of the Missouri Earth Firm of China Painters and served as president. She attended conferences all in excess of the US, mastering from, and portray with some of the world’s finest china painters.
She was a loving and devoted mom to her two little ones, Steve and Pam. Not only was she a typical participant in the 67th Road Club, but Bonnie arranged a journey for the community children to see their first live performance – The Beatles. Her Grandkids and their pals identified as her Gaga, and she cherished them as substantially as they beloved her. She took all people to and from college and to innumerable routines, from the time they have been really young till they were aged adequate to push them selves.
Bonnie beloved to travel and experienced the good fortune to acquire lots of outings in the US and overseas. When her daughter Pam was a Lady Scout, Bonnie traveled with her troop as a chaperone on a trip to Mexico. In her afterwards a long time, she took outings to China, the Netherlands, European river cruises, and journeys with Pam’s family members to England, France and Italy and on an Alaskan cruise with Steve and Carol.
She was an avid gardener, and her hydrangeas and impatients had been the discuss of the neighborhood. And she beloved, beloved her cats!
Bonnie had lots of close friends, but she primarily took pleasure in the reality that her children’s mates and her grandchildren’s good friends have been really close to her and believed of her as their “second Mother.” We all known as her Gaga! She was a extremely clever, sharp girls with one of the most significant vocabularies recognised. And she was often a wonderful girl, thanking people today for just about every small kindness, each smaller deed, even as dementia took its class. She was cherished by her family and good friends, and not a working day will go by devoid of wondering of her.
Join us for her Celebration of Dwelling on April 13, 3 pm at State Club Christian Church and 61st and Ward Parkway in KCMO. Reception subsequent.
In lieu of bouquets, please deliver donations to The Dementia Society of The usa https://dementiasociety.charityproud.org/donate

Printed by Kansas Town Star on Mar. 20, 2022.

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