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Berry Highland South

9010 Simpson Rd, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

Bonnie Jean Wethington

February 5, 1925September 6, 2019
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Bonnie Jean Wethington, age 94, of Knoxville, TN went home to be with the Lord Friday, September 6, 2019. She was a military wife, loving mother, avid golfer, excellent bridge player, and a wonderful cook. Bonnie was a member of First Christian Church and the Christian Women's Association. She was preceded in death by her husband; Lt. Col. Raymond Lee Wethington; son, Thomas John Wethington; parents, John and Bertha Schwartz Sr. and brothers, John G. Schwartz Jr. and Roman Kenneth Schwartz. Bonnie is survived by her children; Patricia (Steve) Windsor, Patrick Wethington, and Kimberly Graves. Grandchildren; Laurie Falcon, Patrick Wethington Jr., Heather Towne, Allison Pease, Thomas John Wethington II, Sarah Jalloh, Leeanne Graves, several great-grandchildren, and nieces & nephews. Bonnie will be loved and missed by all. The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Berry Highland South Funeral Home from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, with entombment service to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital or the Alzheimer Association of Knoxville.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Entombment Service Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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Lori Hagopian

September 13, 2019

Ms. Bonnie was such a lovely person and it was always apparent that she possessed the gift of hospitality. Her daughter, Kim, and I have been friends for many years and Ms. Bonnie most definitely passed down her gift of hospitality to Kim. During a number of gatherings at Kim's house, my sons (Evan and Jonathan) and I would receive an invitation and Ms. Bonnie would happen to be there. We always had so much fun together and she treated us just like we were family. On one occasion (Kim and I still laugh about this), Ms. Bonnie was helping Kim in the kitchen with drinks and could not remember my name, so she asked very loudly, "Nurse, can I get you something to drink?" This will always be a fond memory that Kim and I can continue to laugh about for years to come. Ms. Bonnie, you will be greatly missed and ALWAYS loved!!!

Malinda Curtis Fortner

September 10, 2019

Bonnie you gave me one of the most wonderful lifelong friends- sweet Kim. Not Kimberly because childhood names stick for a lifetime. Kim was a part of the Curtis family as long as I can remember. We had a pathway through the woods we traveled through for a decade in our childhood. Thank you for taking me to the school all those years in that Monte Carlo. Our families had many wonderful times together and Kim was a big sister to me. Our summers were spent sneaking around in your golf cart traveling all over Holston Hills. I think sometimes you knew but threw your hands up! Lol. You were so sweet to my mother and I will always appreciate you so much for you ur kindness. You always made me feel so welcome in your home and oh that chicken spaghetti!!!! Kim is one of my dearest and oldest friends and I thank God for her and will always look after her for you. Godspeed ahead as you live eternally in heaven❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Janet Black

September 10, 2019

Because of this wonderful woman, I can claim a wonderful friend for life. Love you Kim. Sending big hugs. And, Jezebel sends her love too. ❤️❤️ I'm here for you always!

Tara Wethington

September 10, 2019

Because of this woman a beautiful family exists. Because this family exists I was given two amazing children to raise and to love unconditionally. Bonnie was a kind hearted, sweet and loving woman. She made it known that family was important. She was smart, and many women dream to live a long and respected life as she did.
She will be missed greatly by those who knew her.
Cameron and Hailey, 2 of her great grandchildren, will carry her in their hearts forever. Telling stories about the beautiful woman they called Great Grandmother to their great grandchildren some day. May you Rest In Peace

Jessica Raichl

September 9, 2019

I always loved when Kimberly would bring Ms. Bonnie by the office to visit. She had a smile that could light up a room. She will be greatly missed.

Sheila Brumley

September 8, 2019

As I look out my window this beautiful morning I think of my sweet friend Kim who lost her mom on Friday morning. Thank goodness she was a believer in Christ. I may think this world possesses so much beauty, but just imagine what she saw when she entered the gates of Heaven.

Emily McClelland (Garrison)

September 7, 2019

Mamaw Bonnie, one could only hope to live a life as long and fully as you have—surrounded by as many people who have loved you. I hope Papaw Tom gave you the biggest hug when you walked through those beautiful gates.

Kimberly Graves

September 7, 2019

Mom, How thankful I am to have you here in Knoxville with us the last 8 years since your move from Naples, FL.
We have had so many good times. Taking you to Leeanne's softball games, traveling to the state tournament with her and the team. Lazy Sunday's at my house playing cards with Patsy, Holidays at my house with you and Tom sitting on the porch watching the kids, vacations, and most of all your presence. Your presence was enough. We didn't have to go and do to enjoy each other but when we did, we had so much fun. You may be 94 but definitely not the typical 94 year old. I am really going to miss you. You have been a wonderful Mother and I'm glad God chose you for my Mother.
You have become my best friend and I am really going to miss you. I love you so much and I miss you very much. Your youngest, ❤️❤️

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