Bonnie Mae Lake, 89

Bonnie Mae Story Lake, 89, Wabash, died on Friday, May 15, 2015 in Rolling Meadows Health Care Center.

She was born in Wabash to the late Ruben and Helen (Stalder) Bates. She married Jerry Story on November 22, 1944; he preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1984. She then married Richard “Dick” Lake on June 29, 2002; he preceded her in death on July 28, 2013.

Bonnie was the owner and operator of Story’s Electric and Motor Repair, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Grace Community Church. Bonnie previously attended the Charles Bosma School for the Blind, in Indianapolis and started the support group, Eyesight-Insight for Visually Impaired People in 1999, in both Marion and Wabash. She also supported the Linda Taylor Support Group for the Blind.

She is survived by her children, Roger (Ann) Story, Wabash, David Story, Columbia City, and Dale (Rene) Lake, Idaho; three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and both husbands, Bonnie was preceded in death by her son, Richard A. Lake; brother, Jack Bates, and daughter-in-law, Mureen Story.

Services for Bonnie will be held at 12 p.m., on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Grace Community Church, 1810 E. Bradford Pike, Marion, IN 46952. Burial will follow in Falls Cemetery, in Wabash at 2:30 p.m.

The family will receive visitors from 10-12 Noon on Tuesday, prior to the service, at the church.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Grace Community Church, or Services for the Visually Impaired.

Arrangements entrusted to Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave. Marion, IN 46952.

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Posted on 2015 May 19