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Bonnie Trail September 18, 1952 - February 10, 2013

Barnes Family Funerals - Bonnie Trail

Bonnie Lou Trail, age 60 of Ozark passed away February 10, 2013 in Mercy Hospital. She was born September 18, 1952 the daughter of the late William and Julia (Bennett) Johnson. On August 4, 1973 she was united in marriage to Gary Trail. Bonnie was a former resident of West Plains and moved to Ozark in 2002. Bonnie was a remarkably vibrant and vital woman, with a network of friends spanning the country. She loved to play golf, was an excellent cook, enjoyed George Strait music, spending time with a group of friends called “Steel Marigolds” and was a cherished wife and mother. Bonnie also was a member of Selmore Baptist Church and loved family gatherings. Bonnie is survived by her loving husband Gary; three children Bradley Trail and wife Stephanie of West Plains, Brandon Trail of Clever, Bridgette Trail and Fiancé Daniel Martin; three grandchildren Baylie Trail, Braelynn Trail and Emma Martin. She is also survived by a brother William “Bill” Johnson, sister Beverly Lawall, several nieces, nephews, other caring relatives, and six special friends known as the Steel Marigolds as well as other caring friends. Funeral services were 10:00 A.M. Thursday, February 14, 2013 in Selmore Baptist Church with Pastor Josh Hall officiating. Graveside internment services followed at 1:00 P.M. in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, West Plains. Visitation was 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday, February 13, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com


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    Joanne and Bob Bennett says

    Joanne and I (as well as my Mom Mary) are all shocked and saddened to learn of Bonnie’s passing, at such a young age. I’m sure the family (husband Gary, sister Beverly, brother Bill) and all her friends and family are devastated, as are we. I’ll surely miss Bonnie Lou’s smiling face and laughter from our childhoods around the corner in Bradbury Heights. We are sure her life will shine beautifully in the future lives of Bradley, Bridgette and Brandon
    Love You all!
    Joanne, Bob and Mary Bennett

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    Troy Stanton says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    The Stantons (Troy, Becky, Tyler, and Leandra)

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    Amy & Bill Eskes says

    May The Lord watch over you and your family Gary. May he show you peace and comfort in knowing that Bonnie is now in his heavenly arms.

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    Nancy Clifton Sumptur says

    God blesses us all in many ways. Bonnie was one of my special blessings. She was always a champion for the cause, she was so faithful and true as a friend. I will always cherish her memory. My prayer is that God comfort and lift Gary and the kids in these days to follow.

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    D. Nelson and Joyce E. Mackey says

    We recognize the posted photo as being the very efficient and nice former Bank Teller at the Regions Bank South Branch, Ozark, MO. Bonnie was a true professional who actually did considerable training of other Regions’ employees. We are very much saddened and grieved to learn of Bonnie’s untimely passing at the young age of 60. She assisted Joyce and I, Regions Bank customers, frequently during the time the Regions South Branch was in active operation. We appreciated her excellent character and professional capabilities! Bonnie exhibited typically kind Christian courtesies and thoughts that reflected very favorably for her “customer focused” attitude, always exhibiting that same customary smile that is shown in the posted photo, which was a reflection of Good Will in behalf of her employer, Regions Bank. Joyce and I offer the family and the close family relatives and friends our sincere condolences during this time of great loss. Particularly, we want Gary and the three children, Bridgette, Bradley and Brandon to know Bonnie was a special person to numerous Bank patrons at the Regions South Branch. Although these times are very unsettling and grevious to the family, be assured Gary that your wife and the children’s mother has ascended to the heavenly home that God promised to Bonnie and to anyone who “simply believe” and “trust” in our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. We hope all of you will be prepared to someday rejoin Bonnie when your lives come to the point of closure on the earth as we know it. It will be a great and glorius reunion day, even beyond our feeble human imaginations!

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    Vicki Cooper says

    Gary, Bradley, Brandon, & Bridgett,

    So sorry for your great loss. Our loss is Heavens’ gain. Bonnie was a beautiful person on the inside as she was beautiful on the outside.

    I have a lot of good memories of when our children were small and what good times we had. I will always treasure them.

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Love to all,


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    Joy Willard says

    My heart goes out to all of you. I have lost one of my dearest long time friends. I have so many fun memories of her and all the trips us girls have taken. She will missed by all. She touched so many lives. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you for days to come.

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    Bev says

    There really aren’t sufficient words to describe the beauty of my beloved sister. She transcends any words. She was a woman of strong and abiding faith, who lived to love and serve God, her family and others. A beautiful and devoted wife and mother, who loved her husband, children and grandchildren more than life. She was a gentle soul, but an incredibly strong woman. I believe she did not share her burden and pain with us because she desired to protect us…so typical of her compassionate nature, always putting others before herself. I am blessed to have her as my dear sister and, although the distance was far, our connection was steadfast. A beautiful, loving Aunt to my children who will always love her. Bonnie’s cards were an extension of her heart and she touched us all with her heart. Time and again her example blessed my life and made me proud to call her my sister. She was goofy and funny and made me smile. She was pretty, always so pretty. Her smiles and eyes would light up a room. As children, we shared so much, good and not-so-good, and we shared it together…always. I take peace in knowing she is with my mother in heaven and so many others that we love who have gone before her. I love her and will miss her always and forever. A piece of my heart is missing that no one but she could ever replace.

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    Teri Curtin says

    Gary and Family,

    I am thinking of you all at this time of awful sorrow, but mostly I remember Bonnie and all the good times I had with her when we were so young. I will never forget her. I am sending my love to all of you,


    Teri Curtin

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    Brenda " Bennett " Karin says

    Bonnie we will miss you so much, I loved you so much and will never forget you. Love to Gary and the family try to be strong, just remember how much she loved all of you.

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    Jason Mickey & Family says

    You will be missed by us all. Thanks for all you did for me all those years in West Plains as a child!!

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    Jessica Tribble Collins says

    Just wanted your family to know that we are thinking of you during this hard time. Bonnie was a great friend to my mom, Patti, and was always so kind to me and my sister. She helped with our weddings and brought me food when I was in intensive care with my pregnancies. She was always so positive and such a sweet lady. She will be missed.

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    You will be truly be missed. Your laughter at our Sunday School fellowships.
    I’ll always think of Bonnie and smile each time I come across anything Betty Boop.
    We know God welcomes you with open arms.

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    Suzanne Adams says

    We were so sad to hear of your loss. Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    John & Sandy Adams
    Bill & Suzanne Adams

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    Gary and Kate Bennett says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wish I had words to make things easier, but only faith and time will help.

    – Lousie Bennett, Gary&Kate Bennett, and Linda Pullen

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    Dr. Joe T Burden DVM says

    Deepest Sympathy from Dr Burden at West Plains Veterinary Clinic .

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    Eddie Lawrence says

    We want to express our sympathy at your loss. We know that Bonnie was the love of your life and will leave a huge void for you and the children. We have tried to stay in touch with the situation through Johnny and Gaye and know that all of you have fought a long and difficult battle. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Eddie and Vickie Lawrence

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    Bob Daniel says

    We just received the message that Bonnie had passed away. Had we known that there was a service, I most certainly would have attended. She was a wonderful person and I am so sorry for your loss. Bob

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    Charlene Bailey says

    So sorry for your loss, Brandon. I pray for you and all your family that God will give you understanding, peace, and comfort as a new journey begins for you all. My sincere condolences, Charlene Bailey.

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    Jay Garnett says

    Gary and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Our sincerest condolences.

    Jay, Karen, Matthew and Jonathan Garnett