Bonnie L. Marks – The Vienna Times


Bonnie L. Marks, age 66, of Eldorado, Illinois, died on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Evelyn’s House of Hope in St. Louis, Missouri.

Bonnie was born on March 2, 1956 in Marion, Illinois. She was the daughter of Floyd Ford and Betty L. (Morris) Ford.

Bonnie leaves behind: her children – Roy (Heather) Ford from Eldorado, Dana (Elmer Marks) Jeffery from New Burnside, Patrick Marks from Sesser and Christian Marks from Eldorado; grandchildren – Austin, Dakota and Jackson Ford; several great-grandchildren – one brother – Rondal (Bea) Ford of New Burnside; and 2 sisters – Debbie (Kenneth) Gibbs of Galatia and Denise (Wanda) Ford of Benton.

Alongside her parents, Floyd Ford and Betty L. Ford Gibbs, Bonnie was preceded by death from a small grandson – Dustin Marks and a brother – Jeff Ford.

Bonnie was a housewife. She had also worked as a housekeeper, waitress and CNA (Certified Nurse’s Aid) in area nursing homes.

In her free time, Bonnie enjoyed a range of hobbies and pastimes including: fishing, painting, playing games on her phone, and making handmade crochet items. She also loved music, watching hummingbirds and growing roses. Bonnie was a member of the New Burnside Community Church.

A funeral service honoring the life of Bonnie L. Marks will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon, April 15, 2022 at the Wiener Brüderfriedhof. Pastor Pete Slivinski will officiate. The burial follows.

The family welcomes relatives and friends from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Wiener Brüderfriedhof.

Memorials may be addressed to the American Cancer Society, 5 Schiber Port, Suite C, Maryville, Illinois 62062 or to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 4400 Clayton Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63110.

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The settlement was entrusted to the Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.


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