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Bonne Mae Skelton, 81, a lifelong resident of Anderson, died peacefully May 21, 2018, following a year-long courageous battle with post-surgical complication.
Bonnie was born in Anderson on Sept. 13, 1936. She was owner and operator of Elite Beauty Salon and co-owner of A & A Heating and Air Service.
She was a member of the Indiana Zeta Chapter of Phi Sigma Alpha Sorority and served as the 1997-1998 vice president. She was an avid football and NASCAR fan, and enjoyed cooking for her family. Bonnie had a strong faith, which sustained her through many trials. She was a great encourager who will be greatly missed.
Bonnie, a member of Madison Park Church, was a devoted mother of three children, Jeff (Elaine) Skelton, Bonita Taylor and Rhonda (Ron) Skelton Cantrell; grandmother of six; and a great-grandmother of eight. She is also survived by a sister, Jo Ann Smith.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years in 2002, Rex Skelton; and Pat Stephenson, a childhood friend whom she reunited with and was engaged to for 15 years.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory, with Pastor Tom Malbone officiating. Burial will follow in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be two hours prior to the service.
Post online condolences at www.brownbutzdiedring.com.
Published on May 22, 2018
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