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October, 1978

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 northbound lane.
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 memory.
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