Bonnie was a 1959 graduate of Mascoutah Community High School and Joliet School of Beauty Culture. Over the years she worked in retail at Kresge’s in Belleville; Keg, Crate & Barrel in O’Fallon, IL; and for a time, had her own beauty shop, The Pink Cottage, in Shiloh, IL.
She spent time in the past working with the Miss St. Clair County Beauty Pageant, a part of the Miss Illinois and Miss America system. Bonnie enjoyed taking pictures and was a member of the Light & Lens Photography Club in Centralia, IL. A wonderful cook, she loved to sew and crochet, and made many afghans to give to family and friends. She enjoyed reading, camping, and walking the many trails of Southern Illinois. She loved going to the monthly “Lunch Bunch” get-togethers with her church friends. One of the latest books was always nearby to read.
Her death was unexpected and a shock to those who knew and loved her. Bonnie loved her family and her church, Shiloh United Methodist Church. She will live on in the special memories of her family and all who knew her. A special person gone too soon; she will be accepted in heaven.
She was preceded in death by a son, Ward Hunter Noeninger; her father, Arnold Fairbanks; and her mother, Vivian, nee Barkley, Fairbanks.
Surviving are her husband James Noeninger of Shiloh, IL, whom she celebrated 61 years of marriage with on June 10, 2022;
a daughter, Laura (Kevin) Prokopf of Troy, IL;
two granddaughters, Kari (Bill) Peterson of Weldon Springs, MO, and Ashlee (Michael) Crosby of Terra Haute, IN;
three great-grandchildren, William Peterson, Gavin Peterson, and Wynnie Crosby;
and a sister, JoAnn (Butch) Harrison of Niles, MI.
Though Bonnie loved flowers, she wanted memorials to be made to Shiloh Methodist Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 210 South Main St., Shiloh, IL.