February 29th, 2024

bonnie rypmaBonnie Rypma, 79, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita.

She was born April 23, 1943 to William “Bill” and Sally (Wright) Lillard. 

She married Roy Rypma Dec. 1, 1963. He survives.

She attended school in Santa Barbara, Calif., and graduated from Santa Barbara High School.

After graduation, she Joined the United States Air Force. During her enlistment she was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base and at Barksdale Air Force Base. 

After discharge from the Air Force, the couple found jobs when visiting Liberal. Bonnie was employed at the Post Office, Ideal Foods, Beach Aircraft and WestKan Oil Company.

She enjoyed camping, gardening, and quilting. Bonnie spent time in Bible Study. She was most happy spending time with her family. 

Her memberships include The First Baptist Church, The American Legion Post 80 and the Needles and Friends Quilt Guild, all in Liberal.

Survivors also include daughters, Melissa Woodie and husband, Stuart, Eureka, and Michelle Rypma, Wichita; sister, Sue Moorwood and husband, Richard, Wichita; grandchildren: Seth Woodie and wife, Amber, Caroline Woodie, Marshall Woodie, and Emma Woodie; and great-grandchildren, Silas Woodie and Joanna Woodie

She was preceded in death by her parents.

• Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023 at CrossPoint Church at 2nd Street and Sherman Avenue in Liberal, with Pastor Jonathan Zamora presiding.

Memorials are suggested to CrossPoint Church in care of Hornung Family Funeral Home, 1212 West 2nd Street, Liberal, KS 67901 

Condolences may be left at www.hornungfuneralhome.com