Bonnie Hargrove

Bonnie G. Hargrove (Leason)

Saturday, March 5th, 1927 - Saturday, September 14th, 2019
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Bonnie G. Hargrove, 92, of Atchison, KS, formally of Effingham, KS died Saturday, September 14, 2019 peacefully at her home.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 at Effingham Union Church, with Rev. Jeff Cochran officiating. Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Effingham, KS. Family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at the Becker- Dyer- Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison. Memorials are suggested to the Effingham Union Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Words of comfort and remembrance may be left online at

Bonnie G. Leason was born on March 5, 1927 in Atchison, KS the daughter of Gale Martin and Betty (Bomar) Leason. She graduated from Atchison High School in 1945 where she was a cheerleader and played in the High School Band. Bonnie was married to Richard D.”Dick” Hargrove on September 22, 1945 in Troy, KS. Mr. Hargrove preceded her in death on February 25, 2008. Bonnie was a homemaker and raised two daughters. She was a member of the Effingham Union Church, was a past president of the PTA, served as a Girl Scout Leader and member of the Ruth Circle. She enjoyed sewing, reading, watching baseball games, working the election board and playing canasta.
Survivors include two daughters: Jacqueline K. (Ron) Porter-Teare, of Yukon, OK, Vickie L. (David) Swiercinsky, of Wellington, FL, three grandchildren; Brian (Amanda) Porter, Bret Porter, Jared (Ana)Toney , two step grandchildren, Todd and Chad Swiercinsky and six great grandchildren; David Castro, Martin Mannion, twins – Sofia and Eleanor Toney, Mason W. Porter, and Cooper S. Porter, one step great grandchild, Keria Mourad . She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Dick, a granddaughter Sonya Toney-Smith, a step grandson TJ Swiercinsky and sister Bettie G. Linscott.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home
    800 Kansas Ave
    Atchison, KS 66002
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  • Service

    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 11:00am
    Effingham Union Church
    515 Seabury
    EFFINGHAM, KS 66023
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    Rev. Jeff Cochran
  • Interment

    Evergreen Cemetery
    1st & Howard St
    EFFINGHAM, KS 66023
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Janet Sprang Ayres

Posted at 09:12pm
My warmest condolences to you and your family regarding your mom's passing. She was such a wonderful lady and I will always have fond memories of her and your dad. The world was definitely a brighter, happier place because of her. We celebrate the life she lived and the love she shared. I'll continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Janet Sprang Ayres, Scottsdale, AZ

Jean Shilling

Posted at 08:47pm
Jackie and Vickie, I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy. At 92, she lived a very full life. Sorry I was unable to come to the visitation or funeral. Jeanie Gechter Shilling, Perry, Kansas.

Willa (Martin) Luthi

Posted at 11:56pm
Girls, we used to have so much fun visiting you dad and mom out to the farm. E.D. Iles especially enjoy your dad's comical side and the laughter we enjoyed with your mom. I'm so sorry for your loss but now the two of them are together, rightfully so! God Bless each of you and your families. Please accept my condolenses. Willa (Martin) Luthi, Missouri

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