Bonita Lorene Smetter of Grand Island, Nebraska was born on March 9, 1947 to Bertrun P. and Lorene (Dittmar) Barnes in Seward, Nebraska. She attended Utica High School graduating in 1966. Bonita worked as a caregiver at Utica Nursing Home for 22 years, retiring in 2004. In her free time she enjoyed doing crafts and reading. Bonita passed away on November 24, 2020 in Grand Island, Nebraska at the age of 73 years, 8 months and 15 days. She is survived by her children, Mike Smetter (Teresa Umshler), York, Nebraska, Jodi (Tony) Thoman, York, Nebraska; grandchildren, Robert (Shelby) Stolley, Latasha Stutzman, Jonathan Newman; great grandchildren, Aydah Hein, Beckham Golter; brother, Phil (Judy) Barnes, York, Nebraska; sister, Connie Dornbargh, Bella Vista, Arkansas; many nieces and nephews. Bonita was preceded in death by her parents, Bertrun and Lorene Barnes.
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