Lavona Alice Rauch known by the ones that loved her most as Bonnie, age 87 of Coffeyville, passed away on July 15, 2020 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.
Bonnie was born on February 11, 1933 in Coffeyville to Noah L and Murel F. (Smart) Morris. She attended local schools and graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School with the class of 51. She continued her education at Coffeyville Junior College where she earned her associates degree. Bonnie began working for First Federal. She met Carl Rauch and the couple was united in marriage on July 8, 1954, they were blessed with a son and two daughters. Bonnie stayed home to care for the children until 1970 when she began working part time for H&R Block, a few years later she began working for USD 445 as an assistant librarian. She would devote the next 20 years to the district until her retirement in 1994. When Bonnie had free time she loved any type of crafting. She and husband Carl loved traveling the country and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bonnie was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church and a courageous breast cancer survivor. Anyone that knew Bonnie knew she was ready to visit, she loved catching up and just talking with friends and family.
Bonnie’s memories will live on with her husband of 66 years, Carl Rauch, children; Ralph A Rauch his wife Becky, Becky R Griffiths, and Karla D Cambron her husband Joel, grandchildren; Isaac Cambron his wife Anjali, Isaiah Cambron his wife Alyssa, and Rachel Wagonknecht her husband Xavier, great-grandchildren; Quasar Cambron, Phoenix Cambron, Naomi Cambron, Lila Cambron, William Wagonknecht and one on the way.
She now rests with her parents, son-in-law Rick Griffiths, siblings; Roy Morris, Carl Morris, Gene Morris, Dub Morris and Lucille Smith.
A private family graveside will be held and a memorial service will be planned at a later date when the world heals and we can gather to embrace and support each other again. Friends are invited to sign the register on Thursday, July 16, 2020 and Friday, July 17, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the First Southern Baptist Church and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com