KEWANEE – Bonnie Jo Baker, 66, of Kewanee, died Thursday, December 8, 2022 at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 12 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee with Pastor Fred Watson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at funeral home. Cremation will be accorded following the services and inurnment will be held at Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her name for a memorial to be established.
Bonnie Quick was born May 13, 1956 in Kewanee, the daughter of Ambrose Clayton and Darlene Jordan-Moss. Survivors include her children; Tyrone (Paula) Baker of Kewanee, LaSandra (Al) Robinson and Elanda Baker, both of Peoria and Mary Baker of Rock Island, five brothers; Kevin Clayton of Chicago, Lamond Clayton of California, Randall (Vera) Quick of Lawton, OK, Bryan (Lori) Cook, Naples, FL and James Cook of San Francisco, CA, two sisters, Tina Carter of Tacoma, WA and Renee Snow of Chicago, eight grandchildren; Makayla, Donovan, Terrell, Chelsea, Tia, Charles, Tevin and Dominic, two great grandchildren with one on the way, Haidyn and Kaia and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Ambrose Clayton, her grandmother, Louise Jordan and sister, Toni Quick. Toni and Bonnie were raised by their grandmother Louise.
Bonnie attended Kewanee High School. She spent many years in Chicago with her step-mother Lila Clayton who loved her as her own daughter. Bonnie had worked as a cook for Petersen Health Care. She enjoyed playing cards, reading and doing crossword puzzles, but most of all she enjoyed her family and grandchildren.
To My Sister Bonnie,
I never knew that this would hit me like this. My entire heart is broken. I’m going to miss our talks. I miss your voice already. I will hold on to all our memories. God saw that you were getting tired so he put his arms around you and whispered, “Come with me My Child.”
God broke our hearts to prove to us, “He only takes the Best.”
Love your baby sister, Renee