Bonnie Belle Kiefer Mogan, born June 14, 1924 in Kansas City, MO, passed away peacefully July 31,2018 after 94 years of unstinting, unconditional love and service to those she knew. She was the gentlest of souls, and no one who knew her could help but love her.
Our mom lived and loved the world through her family. She loved music, from Benny Goodman to Ravel, but nothing rivaled the singing of her children. She loved cooking and any sort of feast, but no occasion was more satisfying than making roast beef and cherry pie for the family. She admired heartthrobs from Errol Flynn to Colin Firth, but they didn’t hold a candle to her grandsons. She was unfailingly cheerful company and would talk to anyone, but the times that pleased her most were spent with our very large family.
She was a switchboard operator at the height of WWII when she took a chance on a blind date with Army Air Corps Staff Sgt. Wayne Patrick Mogan from Circleville, OH. What followed was 74 years of love, patience, hard work, perseverance, pride and faith in the worth of family.
Mom taught us how much love can be shown with a French Silk pie, a handcrafted Barbie dress, a shared song and bridesmaid’s gowns for five weddings. When she was volunteered, without her knowledge, to make new vests for Pleasant View cheerleaders and to scrape off the “PV”s and sew Ws on the band uniforms when Westland opened , she didn’t complain and was pleased to see everyone enjoying her work.
As a grandma, Mom had an endless reservoir of attention, pride and praise.
Bonnie was preceded in death by our dad and their infant son, Paul Joseph; by her parents, Clarence and Hazel Kiefer; and her siblings, Paul, Madeline, Donald, Rita and Clarence. She is survived by her son Patrick (Mary); daughters Kathy (Bill) Blanton, Joanna Porreca, Molly (Robert) Walters and Mary (Randy) Edwards; 18 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; and siblings Mickey and Carol.
She wouldn’t want to inconvenience anyone, but her family will receive friends and loved ones from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at St. Cecilia Church, 434 Norton Rd. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Cecilia and Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery in Circleville,Ohio . Procession from the church to the cemetery will begin approximately at 12:15 immediately following the bereavement luncheon after the funeral mass. Flower deliveries may be made before 12:00 noon Friday to the funeral home ,deliveries after 12:00 noon Friday need to be made to the Church. Arrangements completed at Jerry Spears Funeral Home 2693 W. Broad St
Our family is thankful to the employees of the Villas at St. Therese, Hilliard Assisted Living and Memory Care and Kindred Hospice for the loving care they gave Bonnie.