Bonnie Jean Bryan

04/10/1933 – 03/07/2019

Obituary for Bonnie Jean Bryan

Bonnie Jean Bryan, 85, of Sedalia, MO passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Rest Haven Convalescent Home in Sedalia. She was born on April 10, 1933 in Florence, MO the daughter of Joseph W and Bessie L (Williams) Merk, who preceded her in death.

On February 11, 1972 she was united in marriage to George Gordon Bryan, who resides in the home.

Bonnie was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. She worked for Union Savings Bank in Sedalia and Smithton Bank as a teller for over 37 years. Bonnie was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Good Sam’s Travel Club, and the American Business Women Association. She enjoyed studying her Bible, going to gospel concerts, traveling with her husband, her pets, and being outdoors.

Besides her husband of forty-seven years, survivors include four nephews, Dusty Merk of Smithton, Donnie Merk of Smithton, Randy Merk of Kearney, and Tony Merk of Warsaw; and one niece, Tina Merk Hart of Kansas City.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Cloyd R Merk, Glen E Merk, and Merle Merk; and a sister, Darlene Merk.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Rea Funeral Chapel with Pastor David Owens officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the chapel.

Burial will be at Crown Hill, Sedalia, MO.

Pallbearers will be Randy Merk, Tony Merk, Robby Ramey, Dave Johnson, Hugo Dennis, and Dave Hagebusch.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sedalia Animal Shelter or St. Jude Children’s Hospital in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

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Bonnie and George have been faithful members at Hopewell Baptist Church for many, many years. Their love and devotion for each other was so heart-warming. Even after 47 years of marriage they always held hands and loved to just be together sharing in things they enjoyed. They were truly a ‘match made in Heaven’. Bonnie was amazing with numbers and could always remember the dates of everyone’s birthdays. I guess that came from working with numbers at banks for 37 years! Bonnie was a faithful prayer warrior and when she told you she would pray for you, you always knew that she meant it. George, we know how much you will miss her, but we also know you said you all had 47 truly wonderful years with so many good memories. Not everyone can say that. May your many wonderful memories of times spent with Bonnie bring you great comfort in the coming days. We love you and are here for you if you need anything at all. Love, Dave and Linda
– Linda Johnson
I would like to send my sympathy to the Merk family. Aunt Bonnie was a sweet and precious member of the family.. Hugs and prayers to you George… she will be missed.
– Libby

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