Bonnie Gale Hamm of Union, MO, departed this life in Bridgeton, MO, on March 16, 2021, having reached the age of seventy-nine years, three months and eleven days. Bonnie was born in Alley, MO, on December 5, 1941, daughter of James Robert Wallace and Pauline Wallace nee Banks. As a young woman, she was united in marriage and blessed to have two children. On April 16, 1978, she was united in marriage to Jerry Eugene Hamm.
Bonnie is survived by her children, Steven Thornton and wife, Angie, of Union, MO, and Kathy Hill and fiancé, Steve Knox, of Villa Ridge, MO; by her brother, Robert Wallace and wife, Norma, of the state of AL; by her sister, Vada Chilton and husband, Jim, of Summersville, MO; by seven grandchildren, Rachel Pelton and husband, Joe, of Union, Casey Thornton and wife, Eliza, of St. Clair, MO, Cody Fischer of Union, Michael Thornton of Lonedell, MO, Kayla Fischer of Richwoods, MO, Chelsea Thornton and boyfriend, Henry Dierkes, of Washington, MO and Maria Laubinger and husband, Rick, of Union; by eleven great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents. James and Pauline Wallace; and by her husband, Jerry Hamm.
Bonnie was a Christian and believed in the Lord as her Savior. During her working career, she was employed as an assembler by Daimler-Chrysler Corporation in St. Louis, MO, retiring after thirty-six years of service to the company. She was also a retiree of the United Auto Workers, Local 136 in St. Louis. Hobbies of hers included making quilts, doing many types of crafts and painting. Bonnie also enjoyed working in her garden raising beautiful flowers. She loved animals, especially cats. What meant most to her was time spent with family. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy and the love they shared and many precious memories they created will be cherished by them all forever.
A kind and loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and treasured friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.
Visitation was held from 2:00 to 4:00 PM Sunday, March 21, 2021, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO. A private committal will take place at a later date at Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair. Memorials may be made to the Franklin County Humane Society in Union, MO.