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Bonnie G. (Simnacher) Richart, age 81, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 11, 2020 at home with her children by her side.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, December 17, 2020 at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel (212 E. 6th Street) in Vinton. Interment will be held at the Urbana Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until service time at the funeral home on Thursday. A memorial fund has been established.

Bonnie was born on May 19, 1939, in Vinton, the daughter of Anton and Myrtle (Ness) Simnacher, and graduated from Washington High School in Vinton in 1957. On March 30, 1963, she was united in marriage to Myron “Mike” Richart at the Vinton Presbyterian Church. Bonnie and Mike farmed in the Vinton area, and she also worked at the State Bank of Vinton, the Urbana Savings Bank, and later at Casey’s in Vinton.

Bonnie loved helping Mike on the farm, and enjoyed gardening and canning, playing cards and socializing with family, friends and neighbors over the years. She was known for her banana bread. Her greatest joy was caring for and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children, Kristi (Steve) Albright of Grimes, Gena Miller of Vinton, Tony (Rebeccah) Richart of Vinton; 7 grandchildren, Jamie Downs, Jered Downs, Alissa Albright, Kylee Albright, Riley Richart, Tori Richart and Tate Richart; and 2 brothers, Bob (Phyllis) Simnacher, and Gary (Loretta) Simnacher, all of Vinton.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Mike on June 14, 2014.

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We are so sorry for your loss of such a dear sweet lady. I remember her from school and meeting her in Fareway and talking briefly. You have our sympathy and prayers for comfort for her family.
God bless all. Dale and Karen Hagen

By: Dale And Karen Hagen on December 14th 4:31pm
I was so sorry to hear the news of your Mom's passing. I worked with her many years ago and so enjoyed her company. I'd run into your folks in Vinton from time to time, so we'd meet for coffee and conversation and that always included a lot of laughs. I'm so sorry for your loss. You will miss her terribly, I know.
By: Anne Schoonover on December 14th 8:04pm
Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother.
I remember Bonnie from school. She was a very nice pleasant person.
By: Kay (Kalvig) Heddinger on December 15th 9:58am
Bonnie was my FAVORITE aunt. She was the sweetest person ever to grace this Earth. I will always remember her sweet smile and her kindness. Rest in peace, Aunt Bonnie.
By: Kevin Simnacher on December 16th 5:48pm

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