Bonnie Fae Fields, 78, of Excelsior Springs, gained her wings on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Bonnie was born on Oct. 14, 1942, in Hardin, the daughter of Marvin and Erma (McBryant) Seek. She was united in marriage to Irvin Junior “Henry” Fields of Richmond on July 12, 1958. He preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 2017.
Survivors include: three sons, Bruce W. (Dana) Fields of Excelsior Springs, Rickie E. Fields of Odessa, Texas, and Irvin D. (Karen) Fields of Higginsville; two daughters, Rhonda J. (Robert) Mitchell of Excelsior Springs and Debbie L. (Chris) Teegarden of Richmond; 19 grandchildren, two of whom they raised, Kassi Arnott of Richmond and Krystal (William) Mace of Kansas City, Kansas; 39 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; stepsons, Emery (Vickie) Seek of Kansas City and Bill (Elizabeth) Seek of Excelsior Springs; sister, Pat Taffner of Richmond; sister-in-law, Audrey Fields of Kansas City; and godchild, Pepper (Patrick) Gerstner.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sisters, Marvelena Dickey, Frances Phillips and Mary Loyd; and great-granddaughter, Kemi Hope Phillips.
Bonnie owned and operated several restaurants over the years in Excelsior Springs, Richmond and Lawson. Before her illness, she loved going to dirt track races, country music shows, road trips to new places to eat, barbecues with all the family, crocheting, and watching Westerns and crime shows.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Bonnie Fields Memorial Fund. They can be left at or mailed to Thurman Funeral Home; 507 E. Main St.-P.O. Box 190; Richmond, MO 64085.
Visitation with memorial services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond, with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. and services to follow at 3 p.m. Please remember to share your memories of Bonnie with the family by visiting thurmanfuneralhome.com.