Bonnie Mae Potts, 89, of Chebanse, passed away Nov. 12, 2020 at her home.

She was born June 23, 1931, in Kankakee, the daughter of Roy Lester and Pearl Schumaker Droste. 

Bonnie graduated from Chebanse High School in 1949 and married her high school sweetheart, Donald J. Potts, on July 19, 1952. He preceded her in death Dec. 1, 1966.

Their marriage was blessed with two children, Donn Allen and Toni Potts, of Chebanse, and Bonnie Ruth and Calvin Hickson, of Chebanse; four grandchildren, Bonnie (Jacob) Leroy, of Chebanse, Becky (Gary Barbieri) Stam, of Chebanse, Ben (Ashley) Potts, of Clifton, Merrie (Frank) Pina, of Florida, Calvin (Lauren) Hickson, of Chebanse, and Kyle (Katrina) Hickson, of Limestone; 10 great-grandchildren, 

Also surviving are a sister, Melba Meyer, of Chebanse; two brothers-in-law, Vernon Brault, of Martinton and Don Meier, of Chebanse; and sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Gene Guenette, of Chebanse.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Donna Brault and Betty Wood; two sisters-in-law, Norma Koch and Velma Meier; and three brothers-in-law, Howard Meyer, Robert Koch and Don Wood.

Bonnie worked at the General Foods center in Bradley, she then went to work for her brother-in-law, Howard Meyer, at Schultz Agency Insurance, retiring after 30 years. She was also the Village Clerk of Chebanse for many years. She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Chebanse. She loved red roses, Cardinals, her children and animals.

Visitation was Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. until the private 12:00 p.m. funeral service at United Church of Christ in Chebanse, with the Rev. Joel Brown officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery, Chebanse. Pallbearers were Jake Leroy, Gary Barbieri, Calvin and Kyle Hickson, Jason Mathy and Ben Potts.

Funeral arrangements are by Knapp Funeral home in Clifton.