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Bryant, Bonita

Bryant, Bonita

May 25, 1931 — December 27, 2020

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Bonita “Bonnie” Lea (Valentine) Bryant was born at 1838 Pacific, Kansas City, Kansas, on May 25, 1931. Bonnie passed on December 27, 2020, in her home after a brief illness. She leaves behind her five children: Deborah Arnette of Plano, TX, David Bryant of Plattsburg, MO, Diane Bryant of North Kansas City, MO, Denise Shibley of Kearney, MO, and Dawn Bryant of Kansas City, MO; as well as two Sons-In-Law: Clarence Shibley and Joe Arnette. She was loved by her family and very proud of her nine grandchildren: Christopher Shibley, Bryan Shibley, Jermey Bryant, Jessica Bryant, Anna Koehn, Jonathan Arnette, Jennifer Johnson, Kimberly Mezian and Katherine “Katie” Arnette and six great grandchildren: Autumn Shibley, Drake Shibley, Taylor Johnson-Quintard, Caleb Johnson-Quintard, Genevieve Arnette and Emilia Arnette.

Bonnie is preceded in death by her parents and siblings.

She was a wonderful person, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend, neighbor, volunteer, average golfer (learned not to stand too close on her swing or you could get hurt), average driver (although she would disagree).

Bonnie enjoyed family and friends, golfing, traveling, reading, gardening, volunteering, bowling and cooking. Bonnie was adventurous and enjoyed visiting family and friends, and she often told of places she would like to see and visit. She had a strong spirit of generosity and always tried to include others in family gatherings and holidays. She offered an open door and open heart and was always reaching out to help others in need.

Bonnie had many lifelong friends and was truly grateful for their friendship and time. She was a wonderful friend. Her friends became part of the family and are held in high esteem.

Bonnie started in the roofing industry at Western Roofing, learned commercial estimating and the commercial roofing business, and started Valentine Roofing, a commercial roofing company in 1985. The company was a member of Roofers Local #20 Union. Bonnie served on the Roofers Local #20 Health and Welfare Board. She was a member of the Associated Roofing Contractors of Greater Kansas City and served a term as Chairman of the Board. She was the first female estimator in the construction industry in Kansas City. She was a trailblazer for women in construction.

Bonnie was a Liberty Hospital volunteer for nine years.

She will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm Saturday, January 2, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Graveside committal services will follow at Glenridge Cemetery, State Highway B at Shepherd Road, Liberty, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Liberty Hospital Auxiliary. You may share a message with the family or sign an online guest book via www.parklawnfunerals.com. Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.

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Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm Saturday, January 2, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Graveside committal services will follow at Glenridge Cemetery, State Highway B at Shepherd Road, Liberty, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Liberty Hospital Auxiliary. You may share a message with the family or sign an online guest book via www.parklawnfunerals.com. Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.

Bryant, Bonita's Guestbook

Prayers for love, peace and comfort for all of Miss Bonnie's children & family. It was an honor to be one of her caregivers. She was an awesome woman, so sweet & I miss her! ❤

Carole

To Debi Arnette and the family of Bonnie Bryant. We are saddened to learn of you loss and we wish you courage and strength always. You are in the thoughts and prayers of your friends in Texas and your many colleagues at DART.

David and Maureen Ehrlicher

Lifting you up in prayer today and in the days to come. So sorry for your loss. May you feel a peace that surpasses understanding and know that God is with you and your family.

Tracy Ferjak

It was a beautiful service honoring a very special great aunt. There was always laughter involved. She made us feel special. Loved the family get togethers. So sorry we couldn’t be with you all today. The video stream was nice. Love and prayers in the days ahead.

Liz Paulson

Such a great lady that I only have fond happy memories of. Prayers for peace for all of you. Love Rob & Carla

Robert and Carla Mayfield

I so loved Bonnie like I love all her daughters. She was good to my daughter. We had lots of fond memories. To her family i am so truly sorry for all of you. Blessing to all of you!!!

Robin Wilkerson

I enjoyed getting to know Bonnie when she volunteered at Liberty Hospital. She always had a positive attitude and was so kind and helpful to those that came to the Information Desk for assistance. I was blessed to know Bonnie!

Jean Moorefield

I am so sorry for your loss. I know you have many wonderful memories of your time with her.

Janice Arnette

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