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Pamela Diane (Goodman) Cooley-Bonnarens


Pamela Diane (Goodman) Cooley-Bonnarens, daughter of the late John Chalmer and Zelda Faye (Johnson) Goodman, was born July 2, 1949, at Norwood, and passed away Sep. 18, 2021, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. She was 72 years, 2 months and 16 days of age.

Diane was born and raised in Norwood and attended Norwood Schools. She received an Associate Degree in Medical Office Assisting from Vatterott College. Diane worked at French’s Food Company in Springfield and retired from there after many years of service.

She married William “Bill” Bonnarens on Aug. 30, 2021, in Springfield. Diane and Bill gave their lives to the Lord and both were baptized on Sep. 12, 2021, along with Diane’s son, Brad, and her daughter, Melina.

Diane seen the good in everybody and always took care of others before herself. She loved her family unconditionally and was proud to be called “Mema” by her grandchildren, whom she adored. She also loved her little dog, Brody.

She loved spending time with family and friends and was always ready for a good fish fry.

She would spend hours going to flea markets and garage sales looking for bargains.

Besides her parents, Diane was preceded in death by two brothers, Chalmer “Dink” Goodman and Kenny Goodman; one sister, Pat Bradshaw; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lem and Irene Bonnarens. She is survived by her husband, Bill Bonnarens; two sons, Brad Cooley and Fedge Cooley and his wife, Marissa; one daughter, Melina Aldridge and her husband, Tim; six grandchildren, Justin, Ashley, Kylee, Lindsey, Candace and Shelbie; 10 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends who will miss her very much. Visitation for Diane Cooley-Bonnarens was held Tuesday, Sep. 21, 2021, from 6-8 p.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sep. 22, 2021, at 10 a.m., also at the funeral home, with the Rev. Zach Williams officiating.  Song selections were “The Dance,” “See You Again” and “Amazing Grace.”

Al Malone, Rusty Bradshaw, David Coatney, Chris Horstman, Keith Coatney and Jaimie Coatney served as pallbearers. Travis Coatney, Justin Emery and Preston Hyde served as honorary pallbearers.

Burial was in Oak Forest Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove. Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Forest Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences: www.craighurttfuneralhome.com.