Obituary: Kathy B. Bonnell


Kathy B. Bonnell, 75, Noblesville, died Jan. 22 in Fort Myers, Fla. She was born May 28, 1941, to the late Harold and Dorothy (Thompson) Burch in Evansville, Ind.

Kathy was a retired schoolteacher for Center Grove Schools. She was a member of Bridgewater Country Club and loved water-skiing and snow skiing. She had been an avid Colts fan since 1984 and loved attending the Indianapolis 500. Kathy enjoyed golfing at Heritage Palms Country Club in Fort Myers, Fla. She brought the Chico’s franchise to Indianapolis in 1989.

Kathy is survived by her husband, Bert Bonnell, daughters Wendy (Leo) deBlecourt and Kristen (Matt) Pate, grandchildren Danielle, Erika and Gabriella Pate and Sam and Ellen deBlecourt, brother Owen “Bud” Burch and sister Karen Waltermire.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Center Grove Education Foundation, 2911 S. Morgantown Rd., Greenwood, IN 46143, or at


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