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December 12, 2018 Bonita “Bonnie” Mae (Herr) Stewart
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

1941 - 2018

Bonita “Bonnie” Mae Stewart, 77, of Peoria, Ariz., formerly of West Chester, Iowa, passed peacefully on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, surrounded by her family. Celebration of life services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Stepping Stones Academy, 35812 N. 7th St., Phoenix, with Senior Pastor Charlie Edmond officiating. Visitation with the family will be after the service at Stepping Stones Academy.

Memorials have been established for the West Chester United Methodist Church in West Chester and the Arizona Alzheimer’s Association in the name of Bonita Stewart. Memorials and flowers may be sent to Family of Bonnie Stewart, Stepping Stones Academy, 35812 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85086. Online condolences may be sent to bonnie@ssa.school or ddsa@steppingstonesacademy.org.

Bonnie was born on Jan. 29, 1941, in Washington, Iowa, the daughter of Ralph D. and Opal I. (Palmer) Herr. She graduated from Keota High School in 1959 and Iowa Methodist School of Nursing in 1962. On Aug. 26, 1962 Bonnie was united in marriage to Richard Max Stewart at Keota United Methodist Church in Keota, Iowa. Bonnie and Richard lived in Iowa with their four children until moving to Phoenix in 1989.

Bonnie was a dedicated nurse and held several positions during her 40-year career. She started her career in obstetrics at Washington County Hospital in Washington, Iowa, and later served as the director of nursing for Parkview Manor in Wellman. Upon moving to Arizona, Bonnie served as marketing director for Community Hospice and hospice state surveyor with the Arizona Department of Health until she retired. Bonnie loved nursing and helping others, but even more she loved her faith and family.

Through the years Bonnie remained active in her church and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Bonnie is survived by her husband: Richard Stewart; daughters: Dedre Stewart-Alliger, Nicholle Stewart, and Shawna (Walter) Jones all of Phoenix; son: Collin (Laura) Stewart of Phoenix; eight grandchildren: Caleb and Courtney Alliger, Calli, Emily and Max Stewart, and Tiffany, Erika and Madison Jones; brother: Stanley (Jacquelyn) Herr of Robins, Iowa; aunt: Joyce (Herr) Erdahl of Monticello, Iowa; and seven nieces and nephews.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents and brother: Russell Herr.

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