Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


May 2, 2013

Leona Ginther

CROSSVILLE — June 5, 1923—April 30, 2013

Leona Marguerite Ginther (nee Bonneau), 89, of Russellville, AR, went home to be with her Lord April 30, 2013. Visitation was held May 2, with rosary immediately following, at Humphrey Funeral Service. Funeral Mass and inurnment will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Cahtolic Church in Fairfield Glade.

The daughter of Louise and Arthur Bonneau, she was born June 5, 1923 in Hammond, IN. She was a 1941 graduate of Hammond high school, employed during WWII with The Blaw-Knox Company in East Chicago, IN. Following the war, she married Robert Ginther (2007) Sept. 13, 1947, at All Saints Church in Hammond, IN. She was employed at Baer's children's clothing in Hammond and Marshall Field's in Calumet City, from which she retired in 1983.

Leona and Bob spent 15 years of their retirement in Fairfield Glade, where she was an active member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. In addition, she donated many volunteer hours with Lifeline, Good Samaritan, Cumberland hospital, AARP, calling bingo for the elderly and Habitat for Humanity. She was recognized by AARP for her outstanding service to the community. She volunteered on Friday mornings at St. John Catholic Church in Russellville.

She enjoyed socializing, silent auctions, trips to the casino and bingo at the Pope County Senior Activity Center. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Russellville.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, Robert J. Ginther. Left to cherish her memory are four daughters, Jacquelyne Dorminy and husband, Hugh, of Russellville, AR, Yvonne Prime and husband, Brian, of Tecumseh, Ontario, Deborah LaShorne of Greenwood, IN, and Laura Braun and husband, George, of Haddam, CT; one son, Robert J. Ginther and wife, Beverly, of Wheatfield, IN; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Lavergne Crooks of Summerfield, FL; brother, Arthur Bonneau of Bethel Park, PA; and numerous extended family and friends.

The family is grateful and wishes to express a special thank you to Diana Niemann for her loving care, the staff of AmCare Senior Life Partners, Arkansas Department of Health Hospice and the doctors and nurses of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. 

Memorials may be made to the Pope County Senior Activity Center or the Arkansas Department of Health Hospice.

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