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Bonnie Gereau

Friday, January 2, 2004

SIKESTON - Bonnie Jean Happe Gereau, 75, died Dec. 31, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.

Born Sept. 21, 1928, in Farrenburg, she was the daughter of the late Jake C. and Esther Farrenburg Happe. Before retiring, she had been a bookkeeper for Arthur Rubloff and the American Thread Co. in Chicago, Ill., and for Harold Hosta in Troy, Ill.

On Dec. 13, 1957, in Chicago, she married Robert Iver Gereau who preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1976.

Survivors include: two stepsons, Francis Gereau and Michael Gereau of Fenton; two stepdaughters, Sharon Rupert of Waukegan, Ill., and Bobbie Gereau of Imperial; five brothers, Melvin Happe of Phoenix, Ariz., Billy Jake Happe of Winter Haven, Fla., Fred Happe of Wappapello, Don Happe of Tulsa, Okla., and Dick Happe of Sikeston; seven sisters, Wilma Dallas of Cornville, Ariz., Annette Rizzo of Mission Oaks, Fla., Alice Happe and Betty Kelley of Sikeston, Barbara Krebs of Wappapello, Joan Clark of Redding, Calif., and Judy Kay Hoffmaster of Somers, Mont.; and two stepgranddaughters and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, T.C. Happe; and one sister, Sue Happe Kenney.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Lee Fansler, pastor of the Sikeston Community Church, will officiate.

Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.