Bonnie Landes, 90, Wellington: June 23, 1926 – Sept. 1, 2016


first_imgBonnie LandesBonnie Faye Landes, age 90, resident of Wellington, died Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Golden Living Center.  Bonnie worked side by side with her husband in the family business of the gas and oil stations, farm fuel transport, bait house, ice house, and café.Bonnie Faye (Riggs) Landes was born on June 23, 1926 in Geuda Springs, KS to Raymond R. Riggs and Ida Olive (Baker) Riggs.  Bonnie was a Wellington High School graduate with the Class of 1944.She married Merle Leon Landes on March 11, 1946 in Newton, KS.She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, dancing with Merle, camping and traveling with family, cooking, and sewing.  Bonnie was a care giver for anybody in need her entire life.  She also enjoyed hosting large family and friends’ holiday get-togethers.Bonnie was a member of the First Baptist Church for over 70 years.  Through the years she was also a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary, the Election Board, a “Pink Lady” volunteer at the Sumner Regional Medical Center, a P.T.A. member for over 20 years, a member of the Polka Club, a Cub Scout Leader, and a Brownie Girl Scout Leader.  She was also an avid donor for the American Red Cross being a member of the 50 gallon club.She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Lawrence Riggs and Floyd Riggs; and two sisters, Doris Hackett and Louise Sawyer.Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Merle Landes of Wellington; two sons, Marvin Landes and his wife Billy of Derby, KS and Valdon Landes of Fort Collins, CO; two daughters, Cristal Horsch and her husband Doc of Wellington and Janet Warkentine-Marker and her husband Larry of Wilson, KS; one sister, JoAnn Ostrander and her husband Tommy of Wellington; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren.Funeral Services will be held at the First Baptist Church on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 2 p.m. Pastor John Bliss will officiate.  Interment will follow the service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 1 to 8 p.m.Memorials have been established with the First Baptist Church of Wellington, KS, and the Wellington Public Library.  Contributions can be left or mailed to the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more