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Benita Maxine Means

Nov. 22, 2017

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 9:47 a.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 10:04 a.m. CST

Benita Maxine “Bonnie” Means, 88, of Mingo, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at her home. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Mingo United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Greencastle Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Mingo United Church and condolences may be left for the family at coburnfuneralhomes.com.

The daughter of Hugh and Benita (Flaherty) Maher, Bonnie was born Dec. 2, 1928, in Mingo. She graduated from Mingo High School and attended AIB in Des Moines. She was united in marriage to Richard Dean Means Nov. 17, 1948, in Colfax. To this union four wonderful children were born, Diane (Dr. William) Suval, Susette (Robert) Williams, Debra (Marshall) Jackson and Rick (Leslie) Means. Bonnie was a member of the Mingo United Methodist Church.

Those left to honor her memory include her children; nine grandchildren;15 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Larry (Donna) Maher and Bob (Lila) Maher.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband in 2012; a sister, Joan Maher; and two brothers, Richard Maher and Jack Maher.

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