Newspaper Clippings for
loose obituary, source unknown 19 October 1978
Ethel M. Bonner
Wadsworth woman, 89 killed when struck by car.
An 89 year old pedestrian was killed Thursday afternoon when
she was struck by a southbound car as she was crossing Rte. 45, north
of Sand Lake Road, south of Millburn.
Lake County sheriff's deputies said Ethel Bonner, of 37850 Hwy.
45, Wadsworth, was dead on arrival at St. Therese Hospital, Waukegan.
The driver of the car, Bruce D. Jolly, 18, of 1163 Dartmouth
Ave., Deerfield said he was traveling south on Rte. 45 when the
victim entered into his lane of traffic in front of his car as he
crested on a small rise in the road.
He said the pedestrian was walking west from the northbound
lane and was dragging a long piece of wood. He said he applied the
brakes of his auto, turned the vehicle away from her but, the left
front fender struck her. The impact tossed the victim into the
Ethel M. Bonner, 89 of Wadsworth, Illinois, passed away
suddenly on Thursday, October 19, 1978.
She was born April 27, 1889 in Warren Township, Illinois; had
been a resident of Lake County all of her life; attended the Millburn
Congregational Church; and was a member of the Ladies Aid Society.
She and her husband had farmed in the Millburn area for many years;
and she was a member of the Lake County Farm Bureau. She married
William M. Bonner on November 11, 1911 in Millburn.
Survivors include 2 sons, W. Roy (Nita) Bonner of Wadsworth,
Illinois; Dr. J. Harold (Margie) Bonner of Walworth, Illinois; 6
grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death
by her husband, Wm. M. Bonner, on March 13, 1965; also by 1 brother,
Guy McGuire; and 1 infant sister.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a. m. on Monday, October
23, at the STRANG FUNERAL HOME, 1055 Main St., Antioch, Illinois,
with the Rev. Donald McPeek of the Millburn Congregational Church
officiating, interment will be in Millburn Cemetery. Friends may
call at the funeral home from 3 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22.
Friends desiring may make contributions to the Millburn
Congregational Church or to the Lake Villa Rescue Squad in her