Bonny Askey; 1946-2020

Bonny Askey

Bonny Askey, age 74, of Monroe City, passed away at 8:52 a.m. Thursday, December 31, 2020, at her home.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 5, at the First Baptist Church of Monroe City. Brother Milton Baumgardner was the officiate. Burial will be in the Vandalia Cemetery following the service. The service will be streamed live on the Waters Funeral Home Facebook page, starting a few minutes before 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

The service may also be viewed after the service on Bonny’s memorial page at

A visitation celebrating the life of Bonny Askey was held from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday January 5, at the First Baptist Church of Monroe City.

Bonny was born on September 6, 1946, in Vandalia, the daughter of Thomas and Helen (Michael) McDannold.

She was united in marriage to Dale Askey on April 9, 1964 at the South Side Baptist Church in Vandalia.

Survivors include her husband, Dale Askey of Monroe City, one son, David (Leigh Ann) Askey of Hannibal; one daughter, Kelly (George) Askey Lodes of Ballwin; one sister, Lynne (James) Richmond of Moberly; five grandsons, James (Juliette) Nahrgang, Paul (Sydney) Nahrgang, Parker (Ellen) Nahrgang, Alec (Ali) Askey, Chase Askey; two granddaughters, Hannah (Dylan) Carpenter, Caty Bier; ten great grandchildren and many other loved family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one great-granddaughter, Eden Nahrgang.

Bonny graduated from Vandalia High School Class of 1964 and went on to further her education at Hannibal-LaGrange College.

Bonny was a member of First Baptist Church of Monroe City where she played the piano for over 45 years. Bonny and Dale recently retired from the music ministry at the First Baptist church of Monroe City.

Bonny taught many of the area children how to play the piano over the years as well. She was a great cook and made the best pecan pies around.

Bonny loved her family and spending time with them and was often found in the strawberry patch with her grandchildren making memories.

Pallbearers will be James Nahrgang, Paul Nahrgang, Terry Critten, Bill Franklin, Jim Dorsey and Dennis Carson.

Honorary pallbearers are Parker Nahrgang, Alec Askey and Chase Askey.

Memorial contributions may be made to Benevolence Fund at First Baptist Church of Monroe City, 221 N Main St., Monroe City, MO, 63456.

Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute viewed on Bonny’s memorial page at

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