Bonnie Jean VanDevender
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Bonnie Jean VanDevender
  • February 27, 1927 - August 11, 2010
  • DeKalb, Mississippi

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Funeral services for Bonnie Jean VanDevender will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, August 13th at Dekalb Baptist Church with Reverends James Ruffin and Robert Smith officiating. Burial will be in Pine Crest cemetery.
Mrs. VanDevender, 83, of DeKalb, died Wednesday, August 11th at Riley Hospital. Stephens Funeral Home in DeKalb is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. VanDevender was owner of VanDevender Drug Store in DeKalb for many years as well as working as a Lab Technician for Kemper County Hospital.
She was a member of DeKalb Baptist Church for 71 years along with being a member of the Rebecca Sunday School Class.
She is survived by daughters Charlotte Swearingen and her husband Homer, Mary Miller and her husband Jay, Sara Mason and her husband John and Jenny Evans, sons, Jim VanDevender and his wife Pam, Joe VanDevender and his wife Debbie and Roy VanDevender and his wife Darlene, 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Waldo VanDevender, her father and mother, Roy and Margaret Palmer, grandson Clay Mason, great grandson Dustin Heath and brother Bob Palmer.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Chris Mason, Kenny Mason, Ben VanDevender, Will VanDevender, Rob Miller and Buddy Swearingen.
Family request that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Methodist Ramp Ministry, Palmer Home for Children , the Baptist Children's Home or DeKalb Baptist Church.