Bonnie Mathews

Dec 31st, 1958 - Apr 6th, 2021


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Fri, Apr. 9th, 2021 11am


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Fri, Apr. 9th, 2021 1pm

Bonnie Mathews

Bonnie Mathews, 62, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.

Bonnie was born on December 31, 1958 in Champaign to Leon and Patricia (Peters) Gool.  She married George Matthews in 1981 and he survives of Marion.

Bonnie worked as a clerk at Walmart for many years and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Marion.

Survivors include:

Husband-George Mathews

Son-Tim (Tonya) Mathews

Daughter-Robin (Chris) Mattingly

Daughter-Toni Mathews


Abby, Ellie and Brantleigh

Hunter, Brandon and Ali

Landyn and Trayce

Brother-Mike (Kim) Gool

Brother-Doug Gool

Loved as a brother-Steve Oliver

Several nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Trevor Mattingly; sisters, Jennifer Gool and Pamela Gool.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 1pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Pastor Doug Devor officiating.  Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 11am until the time of service at the funeral home.

17 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Greg and Sheila Beasley

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: April 6, 2021

    So sorry for your loss. Bonnie was always so kind to everyone. Praying for comfort and peace at this most difficult time.

  • Guest: LaDonna and Danny Campbell

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: April 7, 2021

    I met Bonnie years ago we worked together. She was so sweet and always smiled. She loved her family and friends. To Bonnies family sorry for your loss. May God comfort you.

  • Guest: Mark Riester

    From: Chester, Illinois

    Date: April 7, 2021

    Mark Riester sends his deepest condolences to the family and prayers as well 🙏

  • Guest: Martha and David Ahlfield

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: April 7, 2021

    We are sorry to hear about Bonnie. We worked with her for several years at WalMart. She was always such a sweet lady and so kind to everyone.
    Prayers for her family.

  • Guest: Debbie and Darrell Butler

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: April 7, 2021

    Our prayers go out to the family. What a special person Bonnie was. She always had a smile and time for conversation with us when we went on our weekend Walmart visit! She will truly be missed. God gained a special angel with Bonnie!

  • Guest: Kelley Taborn

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: April 8, 2021

    This saddens me. Bonnie was always so sweet to me and never missed a chance to chat. I will truly miss her. Love and prayers for her family.

  • Guest: Viv Kwasny

    From: Mation, Illinois

    Date: April 8, 2021

    Toni and family in these moments of loss words are useless God rest her soul in peace and may the angels always be there to comfort you. We are so very sorry for the loss of your Mom.

  • Guest: David A. Nolen

    From: Thompsonville , Illinois

    Date: April 8, 2021

    I worked with her at Walmart several years ago. She was a very nice lady. So sorry about her passing. Prayers for her family and friends…

  • Guest: Garry Gilbert & Barbara Gilbert

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: April 8, 2021

    So sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you may God Bless.

  • Guest: Maxine Simmons

    From: Creal Springs, Illinois

    Date: April 9, 2021

    Bonnie will be sadly missed by everyone that knew her. She was well love by her friends. Because she was a very loving person and caring friend to everyone. I will miss her greatly because we would talk about her family that she loved dearly and mine because she knew my boys. I am glad that I was a friend. So sorry I was unable to attend the funeral. My prayers are with her family for God will be there for them in this time of sorrow.

  • Guest: Diane L Carter

    From: Wilmington, Illinois

    Date: April 9, 2021

    I know bonnie for a long time when I lived in marion So sorry for you loss she will be miss

  • Guest: Tina

    From: Carbondale, Illinois

    Date: April 10, 2021

    Im sorry for your loss what did she pass away from

  • Guest: Becca Malone

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: April 10, 2021

    I am so sad to hear of Bonnie passing.
    For me she was a dear sweet lady.
    She was always dependable, courteous, helpful and ever so kind.

    We had some laughter moments over the years. I knew her from sports and her jobs.
    Sincerely with love and prayers for her family at this time of sorrow.

  • Guest: Rhonda Fitzpatrick

    From: HERRIN, Illinois

    Date: April 10, 2021

    George I’m so sorry to hear about Bonnie it won’t be the same going to Walmart and not seeing her smiling face she was such a sweet person prayers for you and your fmily

  • Guest: Cliff and Melody Martin

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: April 10, 2021

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Bonnie. She was a wonderful person and we were so glad to have been able to work and spend time with her many years ago at the truck stop. We also will miss catching up and seeing her at Walmart.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Guest: Brenda and Steve Buttrum

    From: Pittsburg , Illinois

    Date: April 11, 2021

    I will dearly miss Bonnie. Bonnie was my mom best friend and she was there for me at my mom’s passing. I will miss her hugs, smiles and happy attitude. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Guest: Leroya S Sokol

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: April 21, 2021

    I’m so sorry. Toni. I’m sure you don’t remember me. I was your Brownie Leader when you were small. Your mother always remembered me. Every time I saw her at Walmart we’d talk if possible. She had a heart that was so gentle and sweet. May you be comforted by the presence of Our Lord.