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1 of 12 | Posted by: dennis and patti ray - IA

“Such a special Lady! Bonnie may be gone from our sight, but never from our hearts! Our Deepest Sympathy is with each and everyone of you! ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Marcia and families - IA

“Our condolences to Bonnie's family!!! One of the most honest and open human beings I've ever met. She was the epitome of the Golden Rule, "do unto...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Jerry Power - Moravia, IA

“Dixie, Candy, Tim, Curley and families...... Just want you all to know I'm thinking of all of you. If there is anything I can do for any of you just...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Donna Dykes - Cincinnati, IA

“So sorry to hear of Bonnie's passing. My children and I have good memories of the times we saw her when visiting. She was a great person and I know...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Dianne Strickler - Springville, IA

“So sorry for the loss. Our thoughts and prays is with the family... Tony and Lonnie Watts Centerville Iowa ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Yolanda Mason

“So sorry of your loss ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Karen Clark - Douds, IA - Friend

“Love you aunt Bonnie always in are heart . ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: sue and mark cabossart - IA

“Candy,Tim and families, So sorry for the lost of your Mom. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Debra Foster - Centerville, IA

“I didn't get the chance to meet you.... But I love your beautiful granddaughter JILL MARIE LONG and she talked about you all the time.. My heart is...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Debora Case - Centerville, IA

“Sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers go out to the family. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: nellie thomas - Centerville, IA

“I always remember fondly for her sassy humor and she was the best cook. She always treated me just like one of the family and if you were acting up...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Denise Asbury - Centerville, IA

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Bonnie Jean Opperman, age 83 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015 at her home.

Bonnie was born in Perry, Missouri on March 19, 1932 to James Newton Lowry and Arville Jane Patterson Lowry. She was united in marriage to Henry C. Opperman in Hannibal, Missouri on April 19, 1948.

She enjoyed cooking for her family, canning, and working in her garden. Bonnie always had a house full of grandchildren and neighbor kids that never wanted to leave. Everybody called her grandma.

Bonnie's CB Handle was Crisco for a very good reason. She made the best pies and her chicken & noodles were always a must at all family get togethers. Bonnie was an avid mushroom hunter and looked forward to going every year.

She worked for Richard and Ann Burger, lambing sheep in the winter and cleaning house for Ann. Bonnie never lost her sense of humor throughout her lifetime. One time she jokingly told Richard Burger she was going to have a lamb of her own.

Bonnie is survived by her children, Dixie Opperman of Centerville, Candy (Danny) Ray of Moulton, Timothy (Felicia) Opperman of Cincinnati, and Henry F. Opperman of Centerville; along with ten grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arville Jane Patterson Lowry and James Newton Lowry; her husband, Henry C. Opperman; a son, Davis R. Opperman; daughter, Sara E. Opperman; a sister, Nancy Summers; grandsons, Russell T. Long and Davis Tyler Opperman.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:30 AM, Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville. A visitation will take place on Saturday at Lange Funeral Home from 10:00-11:30. A memorial has been established to HCI (formerly known as Hospice of Central Iowa) and may be given to Lange Funeral Home, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be shared online at