Bonnie Jean Brunswig Drury Duncan, loving wife, mother, stepmother, and grandmother went to be with Jesus at the age of 75. Bonnie was born 11/18/1944 in Syracuse, Kansas to Bart and Wilma Brunswig of Tribune, Kansas. Bonnie graduated from Greeley County High School in 1965. She then attended Fort Hayes State College, majoring in business. Then she attended Salina School of Beauty and Cosmetology where she became a licensed cosmetologist. Bonnie used her beautician talent in teaching as an instructor at the Blaine Academy in Lowell, Massachusetts. Then two years later she became the director of Blaine Academy in Boston, Massachusetts for over ten years.
Bonnie was raised on the family farmstead North of Tribune, Kansas. She worked hard on the family farm raising animals and multi tasking daily chores. The Brunswig family also had more land with Wheat, Corn, and Milo Crops. Bonnie was a contributor to farming, harvesting and bringing meals to the fields, family and harvesters.
Growing up Bonnie won many awards and ribbons while being a member of the 4 H Club. She received many achievements in buying, raising, showing, selling, and marketing her family farmed raised animals. Bonnie was very active in the Y Teens Club, Rainbow Girlscouts and Cheerleading during her high school years. One of her memories was riding her favorite horse not only leisurely but also at the local rodeos in the barrel racing competitions. She also enjoyed cooking and sewing. She often baked cakes for the family dinner gatherings and for many harvesters that came into town to help harvest the crops. She learned to cook and bake for many. She also had a massive vegetable garden that her and her mother maintained. She came home from school and would grab fresh vegetables from the garden for snacking and the always tasty dinner salads. She was talented in sewing that she would make clothes for her brothers and would bring sewing and baked goods to competitions at 4 H and won many ribbons. Bonnie was also musically gifted and practiced on the Organ, Accordion, Piano, and Saxophone. The family and neighbors would often gather together and fill the house with music while enjoying mountain oysters and homemade ice cream. Bonnie was a member of the Greeley County Methodist Church. She was active in the youth program with her siblings Bryan, Spencer, and Sonja. At the age of 70 Bonnie stepped out in Faith and received Jesus Christ as her Savior at Riverland Baptist Church in Dunnellon, Florida.
In her college years, Bonnie met a handsome Air Force Military gentleman named Kenneth Frank Drury. He was also very musically talented, as a drummer. They fell in love and got married in her hometown church in Tribune, Kansas. They then moved from Tribune, Kansas near to Kenneth's family in New England. Together they raised two children Todd and WenDee in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts. After twenty one years of marriage they parted. A few years later, Bonnie remarried a handsome young Navy Military gentleman named Scott Duncan. She also helped to raise three stepchildren Scott Jr., Greg, and Lisa and were married for thirty four wonderful years. During these years at forty years old Bonnie continued her education and earned a diploma as a medical assistant. In which she worked over ten years at Lahey Clinic Hospital in Burlington, Massachusetts. After many years of living in New England Bonnie and Scott along with her daughter WenDee and her husband Steve and grandchild Destinee moved to the sunshine state of Florida where they still reside.
Bonnie's survivors are as follows: Husband, Scott Duncan, Son, Todd and wife Lisa Drury, Daughter, WenDee and husband Steve Cochran.
Grandchildren: Todd Drury Jr., David Drury, Christie and husband Justin Dunn, Destinee Cochran, and Megan Drury.
Stepchildren: Scott Jr., Greg and Lisa Duncan. Along with the grandchildren she also was a great grandmother of Lisa Duncan's children Josh and Jayden another great grandchild soon to be born in March 2021 to Christie and Justin Dunn.
Surviving relatives are as follows: Brothers and sister in laws Glenn and Kristen Duncan, Steve and Linda Duncan. Bonnie was also an Aunt to Kerry, Brent, Mark, Shawn, and Matt Duncan.
Bonnie also has in Wakeneey, Kansas her surviving brother Bryan and wife Trish Brunswig, and in Tribune, Kansas her brother Spencer and wife Pat and her sister Sonja Pratt.
Nieces and Nephews as follows: Jonathan and wife Gina Brunswig in Scott City, Kansas and Jennifer with husband Nick Nemecheck in Garden City, Kansas. Tye with wife Courtney Brunswig in Great Bend, Kansas, Cara Brunswig in Wichita , Kansas, Tia with husband Logan Mattheyer, Wakeneey, Kansas.
Great Nieces and Nephews as follows in Kansas:
Reid, Allison, Hayden, Harper, Canon, Emery, Sidney, Hadley, Millie and soon in the future another blessing on the way by Tia and husband Logan Mattheyer.
Bonnie was full of life. She took us on many adventures with her lovable and fun loving ways. She had many great times shopping for her children and grandchildren. She self sacrificed for her family with all of her thoughtful and caring ways. She will carry on in our daily walk, living and on in our many special memories. As a child of God, Bonnie retired to heaven where she lives happily ever after. She has no dementia, CHF, no medications needed, and no paralysis from a stroke. She is with Jesus walking the streets of gold and worshipping her savior with all her brothers and sisters in Christ.
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