|Birth: ||Jan. 11, 1912|
|Death: ||Oct. 30, 2008|
Bonnie Jo Shinn Loynachan was born Jan. 11, 1912 in Knoxville, Iowa the daughter of Noel and Alice (Ivey) Shinn.
She graduated from Knoxville High School. Bonnie was united in marriage to Edmond Nichols and she later married Everett Loynachan. As a young woman, Bonnie worked on the farm, raising sheep and selling eggs. For over 25 years she owned and operated Loynachan’s, a ladies clothing store on the Knoxville square. She was active in the Chamber of Commerce, the Order of Eastern Star, the First United Methodist Church and Farm Bureau, of which she was past-president. In her spare time, Bonnie loved to travel, throughout the United States, Europe and to the Panama Canal. Her greatest joy was family; she loved holiday gatherings and other family events.
Bonnie passed away on Oct. 30, 2008 at the Knoxville Hospital at the age of 96. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Everett Loynachan and a brother,
Those left to honor her memory include her son, Cleo Nichols (Rhea) and granddaughter, Tessa Nichols all of New York, New York; and two brothers, Benoni Shinn and Noel Shinn, Jr. both of Knoxville and many other family members and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service was held at Bybee & Davis Funeral home in Knoxville on Nov. 4, with Rev. Neil Montz officiating. Interment was at the Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church.
Source: Knoxville (Iowa) Express, Thursday 13 November 2008.
*obituary transcription submitted by Richard Worthy member #47466687
Noel Dunbar Shinn (1884 - 1959)
Alice E. Ivey Shinn (1894 - 1917)
Everett N Loynachan (1904 - 1970)
Edmund Perry Nichols (1911 - 1981)*
Bonnie Jo Shinn Loynachan (1912 - 2008)
Benoni Eldridge Shinn (1919 - 2009)**
Joseph Haskin Shinn (1923 - 1980)**
Junior Shinn (1928 - 2016)**
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Record added: Jul 28, 2012
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