Bonnie (Schilb) Black

BONNIE SCHILB BLACK passed away on June 6, 2014 with her three children by her side while vacationing in the Caribbean.

Bonnie Louis Schilb was born on January 10, 1931 to Louis Fredrick Schilb and Ida Cole Crosswhite in Prairie Home, Missouri. She was a graduate of Prairie Home High School in 1948 and was active at the United Methodist Church of Prairie Home from childhood. Bonnie was a registered nursing graduate of Missouri Methodist in St Joseph, Missouri in 1952.

Bonnie is survived by her three children. Scott Hill and wife Dawn of Dallas, Texas, Laura Beth Cooper and husband Chris of Jefferson City, Missouri, and Neil Hill of Columbia, Missouri. She also is survived by four grandchildren: Ryan and Marie Detilier and Michelle Hill of Texas, and Cole Berhorst of Evanston, Illinois. She had one great grandson, Tristin Raines. She is also survived by her three brothers: Fred Schilb, Eddie Schilb, and Joe Schilb. She was preceded in death by both of her husbands.

Bonnie had dedicated her life to raising her three children as a single parent and pediatric nursing. Her registered nursing career lasting a total of forty-two years included Children’s Mercy Hospital, Blosser Crippled Children’s Home, Marshall State School and Hospital, and Mid Missouri Mental Health in Columbia. She spent the last two decades of her life in Columbia, Missouri where she enjoyed reading books, relaxing with her rescue dog, Haley, and celebrating every Missouri Tiger victory where all three of her children are alumni.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri or Prairie Home United Methodist Church In care of Thacher Funeral Home at 629 East Morgan St in Boonville, Missouri 65233.