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Bonnie Nevil-Franks

June 30, 1929 ~ November 2, 2017 (age 88)

            Bonnie Nevil-Franks, age 88, a resident of Portland, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Persimmon Ridge in Portland. 

            Bonnie was born on June 30, 1929, in Adams County, Indiana the daughter of Omer and Edith (Mann) Nevil.  She was a member of the Moose Auxiliary in Decatur and the American Legion Post #211 Auxiliary in Portland.  Bonnie worked at General Electric in Decatur and CTS in Berne.  She was also a cosmetologist and graduated as an honor student from MIMS School of Beauty in Port Arthur, Texas.  She married Charles Franks on January 27, 1961 and he passed away on June 26, 2007. 

            Survivors include:

            1 son:  Roger Smitley (wife Peggy) – Bryant, Indiana

            1 daughter:  Phyllis Brown (husband Joe) – Geneva, Indiana

            1 step-son:  Charles Franks, II – Pasadena, Texas

            1 brother:  Gerald Nevil – Ft. Wayne, Indiana

            12 grandchildren, 8 step grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter

            Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home in Portland and 1 hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.    

            Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home in Portland.  Pastor Paul VanCise will officiate and burial will follow in the Center Cemetery, west of Portland. 

            Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice.  

 Service Information

November 5, 2017

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Williamson, Spencer and Penrod Funeral Homes - Portland Chapel
208 N. Commerce
Portland, IN 47371

Funeral Service
November 6, 2017

11:00 AM
Fellowship BAPTIST Church
289 S. 200 W.
Portland, IN 47371

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