Bonnie Jo Black, 59, of Cherokee Village died May 25, 2006, at Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation after a lengthy fight with cancer.
She graduated from Streator Township High School in 1964. She retired after 25 years from Caterpiller Tractor working as a medical transcriptionist for the medical department in Mossville, Ill.
Upon getting settled in Cherokee Village she worked as med tech in the office of Dr. Liggett at Eastern Ozarks Hospital in Cherokee Village, then upon his departure she worked as a medical transcriptionist for the radiology department at the hospital until it closed.
She was of the Lutheran belief and was a member at Cherokee Village Lutheran Church.
Her interests, besides her family, were reading and genealogy. She joked that it was hard to pass a cemetery without stopping.
Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Robert Black of the home; son, Kevin (Tara) Black of Norfolk, Va.; daughter Susan Black Rothecker of Clayton, N.C.; son Timothy (Stacy) Black of Chillecothe, Ill.; three granddaughters, three grandsons; four sisters, Barbara Blough of Cherokee Village, Betty (Ronald) Olson of Streator, Ill., Beverly (Donald) Biroschik of Flippin, Ark., and Cynthia (Scott) Jones, Durand, Ill; a brother, Ronald Blough of Rockford, Ill., and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert A. (1986) and Zelda May Blough (1999) in Rockford, Ill.; her grandparents, Clara and William May of Dana, Ill., and Josephine and E.B. Blough of Springfield, Ill.
She was cremated. The interment will be in the Minonk, Ill., Cemetery June 17 at 10:30 a.m. with Craig Swenson of Immanuel Lutheran Church officiating. Heath Funeral Home, Oak Hill Chapel of Hardy was in charge the local arrangements.