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Minnie V. Bodenhamer
(October 18, 1914 - March 18, 2013)

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Minnie V. Bodenhamer

Because of trusting in Jesus Christ as her Lord and personal Savior, Minnie Viola Bodenhamer, 98, of Spring Valley left this world peaceably and entered her home in heaven at 12:15 a.m. March 19, 2013. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Shooting Park Road Baptist Church, Peru, with Minnie’s grandson, Steve Davis, officiating. Burial will follow at Abingdon Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday in the church and one hour prior to services Saturday. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota provided the arrangements. Minnie was born Oct. 18, 1914, in Abingdon to Ira and Anna Belle Pool, the sixth of 12 children. She married Charles Bodenhamer on April 29, 1931, in Princeton. She owned and operated several cafés throughout her years. This type of work suited her well because she was always serving others with unconditional love. Her greatest joy was being with her family and giving of herself to them. She was known for her delicious meals, sewing and gardening. Minnie loved gospel music, especially the old hymns. She was a member of Shooting Park Road Baptist Church, Peru. Minnie is survived by three children, Charlotte Gerald of Kirkwood, Carol Cromwell of LaMoille and Marilyn Davis of Spring Valley; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles in 1989; one daughter, Irene Ecklund in 1976; and one son, Billie Bodenhamer in 2011. Memorials may be directed to Shooting Park Road Baptist Church Building Fund.

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