May 17, 2004 Lincoln Lancaster County Nebraska, USA
Daughter of Paul J. & Lydia E. (Retzlaff) Bonness. Miss Bonness was a public school teacher for 40 years. She retired in 1972. She received her bachelor's degree in mathematics from Kearney State Teachers College and her master's degree in education from Columbia University. She taught for 13 years in Nebraska elementary and high schools and 27 years in junior high schools in Grosse Point, Mich. She was a world-wide traveler.