DEXTER - Bonnie Ruth Stanfill, 74, died Dec. 4, 2004, at her home.
Born July 24, 1930, in Marquand, daughter of the late Dolphin and Myrtle Mae Cureton Starkey, she lived in St. Louis, Bancroft, Mich., and Arizona before moving to Dexter seven years ago. A retired minister, she was a former pastor of the Bancroft Church. She and her husband had served as missionaries in Kingston, Jamaica.
On June 18, 1945, in Marquand, she married Sterling Otto Stanfill who preceded her in death on Jan. 30, 1999.
Survivors include: two sons, Sterling Eugene "Bud" Stanfill of Patton and Duke Stanfill of Burton, Mich.; eight daughters, Tressie Ann Cash and Jean Bell of Dexter, Brenda Stanfill of Grand Blanc, Mich., Joyce Bostic and Anita Haley of Bloomfield; Mary Lee Bell of Midland, Mich., Marcie Farrow of Jackson and Valeria Korpi of Burton, Mich.; three brothers, Sherman Starkey and Charles Jack Starkey of Sedgewickville and Billy Ray Starkey of Marquand; four sisters, Mona Sliger of Arnold, Phyllis Payne of Mentone, Calif., and Audrey Wadlow and Flossie Marie Royle of Brooksville, Fla.; and 38 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Alice Garrett on Nov. 13, 1992, and an infant daughter; two brothers, James Robert Starkey and Luther Starkey; and several grandchildren including Gage Garrett on Nov. 18, 2004.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Gary Teel of Dexter will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Bloomfield Cemetery.