"Dignity without Compromise"

Bonnie Idsardi

Bonnie Idsardi, on Friday January 9th 2004 at the age of 91 and just 51 days before her 23rd Birthday. Lillian Bonnie McCoy Reddell Idsardi was released from the bounds of her earthly body and entered the great eternal existence to be with her lord and savior.

Praise God she is home at last! Services will be held 10:30 am on Wednesday January 14, 2004 at the Town and Country Christian Church with Reverend Henry Maxey and Reverend Mike Kennedy. Interment will follow in the Okmulgee Cemetery under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Okmulgee. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be Elders and Deacons of the Town and Country Christian Church including Larry Nagumann, C.W. Walter, Merril Phillips, Jim Craighton, Elmer Perkins, Glen Leist, Jimmy Crosslin and Lester Daniels.

Bonnie was born February 29th in 1912 in Okmulgee County, She attended Wilson Schools and graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1930. She attained an associates degree from Okmulgee Business College and was a resident of Okmulgee for over 75 years.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother, two brothers and one sister, she was also preceded in death by her husband Clarence S. Idsardi, Jr. Her son Kenneth A. Idsardi and a grandson Steven Hackler of Lubbock, TX.

Bonnie is Survived by her daughter Melva Charlene (Sue) Hackler and husband Joe of Lubbock, TX, a former daughter-in-law Fay Dickens of Wachula, FL, a grandson Kenneth A. Idsardi and family of Sarasota, FL, a grandson Robert C. Idsardi and family of Wachula, FL, a grandson Donald F. Hackler of Sunnyvale, CA, a niece Betty Harris of Okmulgee and a multitude of friends who loved her and were loved and appreciated by Bonnie.

Bonnie retired after 26 years with USDA Soil Conservation Service as area clerk for eleven counties. She was an active participating member of: Town and Country Christian Church, Business and Professional Women, Mothers against Drunk Driving, BALL group of First Baptist Church, Okmulgee County Extension Homemakers, Oklahoma State University Extension Homemakers Council, Okmulgee County Fair, Okmulgee Pecan Festival, was a 4-H sponsor and Honorary Member, and in 2000 was selected as one of Okmulgee’s fifty most influential citizens.

Bonnie and her husband of 51 yrs were involved in dairy farming, ranching, and rodeo activities for many years. She enjoyed traveling having made trips to Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, and Many trips to Florida to visit her beloved grandchildren. She was an Avid Genealogy researcher and developed extensive records of both Reddell and Idsardi families. Bonnie also was an enthusiastic gardener and delighted in her flowers and plants, and yet one of her last suggestions was that in lieu of flowers she would prefer memorial contributions to Churches, Charities or Service Organizations. Bonnies Immediate family is most grateful to her extended family of friends and to the staff of Okmulgee Memorial Hospital who have been so caring and concerned during these past several months. More especially, we are grateful for the members of Town and Country Christian Church and to the staff and residents of Okmulgee Baptist Village who accepted Bonnie into their lives and cared for her, and about her, during the past several years.