Bonnie B. Tidball


Bonnie B. Tidball, age 92 of Greenville, passed away 11:40 a.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Grace Retirement Community in Warsaw, Indiana.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Greenville Free Methodist Church with Rev. Deborah Summerville officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday 6 – 8 p.m. at the Greenville Free Methodist Church. Memorials to the church or Greenville University.

Bonnie Belle Barber Tidball was born in Greenville, Illinois on March 6, 1925. She attended elementary school in LaPorte, Indiana and graduated from Warsaw (IN) high school in 1943. After graduation she attended Greenville College for one year, leaving school to earn money to continue her education. She was an executive secretary in Detroit, Michigan. After returning to Greenville College she married Watson Tidball on August 20, 1949 and they became a vital part of the Greenville College community. Bonnie was a homemaker until her youngest children were in elementary school, and then she served for many years as a secretary in the Athletic and Music departments of the college.

Bonnie was an active member of the Greenville Free Methodist Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher, choir member, and on various committees until she moved to Winona Lake, Indiana in the spring of 2016.

She is preceded in death by her father, mother, two sisters and a brother as well as her husband of 63 years. She is survived by her sister, Loverna McCormick of Leesburg, Virginia. She is also survived by children Curtis (Delores) of Pittsboro, Indiana, Jana (Dennis) Spencer of Vienna, VA, Craig (Susan) of Warsaw, Indiana; Scott (Cherie) of Denver, Colorado; Leslie (Jim) Brissenden of Greenville and Todd (Susan) of Poulsbo, WA, 13 grandchildren: Marcie Tidball Jason (Valerie) Tidball; Audrey, Jase Morgan Spencer Reid (Esmie) Spencer; Leighton Stuart (Jade) Spencer; Tatum, Trent Sarah (Jason) Ellis; Norah, William, Luke, Ruthie Alex Sprague Alex (Carolyn) Tidball Kim Jerrell; Riley, Karlie Kris (Stephanie) Brissenden; Logan and Sophie Brock (Amy) Tidball; Wyatt Evan Tidball Mallory Tidball and 9 great grandchildren as well as 14 nieces and nephews and their spouse, Sister in law and brother in law, Shay and Jay Burgess of Fort Myers, FL.

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