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Bonnie Leigh Borgman

December 29, 1929 — June 16, 2023

Blue Springs


Bonnie Leigh Borgman, of Independence, Missouri, passed away on June 16, 2023, in Blue Springs, Missouri. She was born on December 29, 1929, in Independence to parents, Raymond and Ruby Linnenbringer.

As a young girl, Bonnie excelled as a trick horse rider and spent many years as a member of the Westwood Rough Riders.  She was a proud graduate of William Chrisman High School in 1947. In October 1948, she married Elmer, the love of her life.  During WWII, Bonnie wrapped butter at a local creamery. While her children were young, Bonnie became a school bus driver at Pace Bus Company for the Independence School District and then drove a bus for R.W. Harmon for the Fort Osage School District.  She was the catalog supervisor for J.C. Penney on the Independence Square for several years.  She also worked for the Jackson County Health Department for many years and was honored as Truman Medical Center East Employee of the Year in 1994. Her career served as a testament of her commitment to public service and helping others.

Bonnie was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Buckner Chapter 280 and the St.Joseph Assembly 123 of Beauceants.

Bonnie developed a passion for ice hockey and attended Maverick's hockey games with her family as a season ticket holder. More than anything, she adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her love for them knew no bounds and every moment spent with them brought undeniable joy to her life.

Those who knew Bonnie were well aware of her striking personality. She was spunky, sassy, ornery at times, one-of-a-kind, and always spoke her mind with kindness. Bonnie liked people and never met a stranger. Due to her outgoing nature she was never afraid to make new friends.

Bonnie will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

She is preceded in death by her parents,  Raymond and Ruby Linnenbringer, her beloved husband of 54 years, Elmer Borgman, and her sister, Leona Long.  She is survived by daughter, Crystal Todd (Jess); son, Randall Borgman (Carolee); Linda James (sister), Raymond Linnenbringer, Sr.(brother); Heather (Brian) Finch (granddaughter), Courtney (Gabe) Brown (granddaughter), Brandon Borgman (Katy Lyons) (grandson); Braeden Finch (great-grandson), Austyn Finch (great-grandson), Bryson Finch (great-grandson), Henleigh Brown (great-granddaughter), Bennett Borgman (great-grandson), Charlotte Borgman (great-granddaughter), Stella Borgman (great-granddaughter) and many nieces and nephews.

The family will welcome visitors at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th Street, Independence, Missouri, on Sunday, June 25, 2023, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  Order of Eastern Star service at 2:30 p.m.  She will then be laid to rest beside her husband, Elmer, during a private family burial at Ebenezer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ebenezer United Church of Christ Cemetery Fund, 206 W. Old Lexington Road, Levasy, Missouri 64066.

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