Bonita 'Bonnie' Inman

Bonita 'Bonnie' Inman

Bonita “Bonnie” Inman, 97, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born on Sept. 22, 1921, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Dennis Beloved and Bessie Beatrice Ferrell Toler. 

She married James Woodrow “Woody” Inman on Aug. 23, 1939, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death on Jan. 4, 1990.

She is survived by her four daughters, Carole (Bill) Childers Carver, Joyce (Jon) Lutz, Marsha (Sam) Sparks, and Jan (Eric) Cantley; 11 grandchildren, David (Michelle) Childers, Todd (Megan) Childers, Jenifer Lutz Ritchie (Dan), Jon Lutz (Sophia Frydman), Jimmy (Maggie) Lutz, Jodi Lutz Essary (Scott), Jared (Jordan) Sparks, Katie Sparks Hendricks (Steven), Kimberly Sparks Jokerst (Scott), Erica Cantley Kerr (Josh), Micah (Emily) Cantley; 27 great-grandchildren and one on the way; many other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Woodrow “Woody” Inman; a brother, Gene Toler; a sister, Mary Belcher, and an infant sister, Janis. 

She was a dedicated lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Jonesboro. She first attended at the age of 5, and continued to serve her church in various capacities wherever she was needed over the next ninety years. 

She was a talented seamstress and assisted her husband, Woody, with the bookkeeping for his business for 30 years. 

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with Pastor Jared Sparks officiating. Interment was in Jonesboro Cemetery. 

Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

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