Bonnie Jane Klein
Burdett, Kansas - Bonnie Jane Klein, 82, died October 9, 2019 at her home in Burdett.
She was born September 23, 1937 in Anderson, Indiana to Raymond and Ola (Wise) Badger.
On June 10, 1955 she married Gene Raymond Neeley. He died on May 23, 1994. They were the parents of three sons, James Howard "Jim" Neeley, Ronald Eugene "Ron" Neeley, and Clarence Allen Neeley.
While living in Virginia, Bonnie was employed as a licensed beautician and also worked as a substitute cosmetology instructor at two private and two public schools. Following Gene's Retirement from the U.S. Army in 1975, they moved to Chesterfield where she was employed at John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, taking early retirement in 1989. She graduated from Anderson High School, class of 1955. She received her BA from Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana, double majoring in criminal justice and social work. She received her master of social work degree from Indiana University. She was involved in the Big Brother/Big Sister program for nine years, as well as volunteering for several years at a male maximum security prison at Pendleton, Indiana and a women's prison in Indianapolis. Employment included The Center for Mental Health, Anderson, Indiana, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany, Georgia. She also worked briefly at Larned State Hospital in Larned, Kansas, and retired in 2007 from St. Joseph Hospital's Behavioral Health Unit, also in Larned, Kansas, as a clinical social worker.
On February 2, 2002 she married Roy Allen Klein in Rozel, Kansas. Bonnie Attended the Rozel Methodist Church. Her favorite hobby was genealogy, which she avidly pursued for several decades.
She is survived by her husband, Allen Klein, Burdett, Kansas; two sons, Jim (Irina) Neeley Fairfield, Ohio; Clarence (Cori) Neeley, Alexandria, Indiana; four stepchildren, Tim (Noreen) Klein, Abilene, Kansas, Randy (Debbie) Klein, Paola, Kansas, Jol (Sherri) Klein, Wamego, Kansas, Marta Klein, DR-Congo, Africa; a sister, Carol (Jerry) Neeley, Indianapolis, Indiana; eight grandchildren: Jim, Jason, Anthony, Clay, Chance, Kayla, Cameron, and Kelsie Neeley; fifteen step-grandchildren, Caleb (Jami) Klein, Bel Aire, Kansas, Joshua (Stephanie) Klein, Kansas City, Missouri, Seth (Kayla) Klein, Ozark, Missouri, Micah Klein, Manhattan, Kansas, Tasha (Brad) Rice, Baldwin City, Kansas, Oree Klein, Canton, Kansas, Gabriel (Daniel) Jensen, Wamego, Kansas, Mollie (Patrick) Hobbs, Manhattan, Kansas, Jacob Klein, Wamego, Kansas, Anya Radzivon; four great grandchildren, Brionna Durham, Zoe Neeley, Myles Neeley, and Addison Neeley; six step-great-grandchildren Jackson Klein, Olivia Klein, Isabella Klein, Jax Rice, Oren Klein, Joyce Klein.
Bonnie was predeceased by her parents, brother Lee Badger (U.S. Army, retired), and son Ron Neeley (U.S. Army, retired).
A memorial service was held in Kansas on October 21, 2019 at the Rozel United Methodist Church. Memorial service in Indiana will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 4, 2019 at Chesterfield Christian Church. Memorials may be sent to the Rozel United Methodist Church or Burdett EMS in care of Beckwith Mortuary, PO Box 477, Larned, Kansas 67550.
Memorial Service
Monday, November 4, 2019
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Chesterfield Christian Church
207 E. Plum St.
Chesterfield, IN 46012
Published on October 26, 2019


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