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Bonnie G. (Barnett) Sherman

January 11, 1954 — November 30, 2023

Independence, Kansas


Bonnie G. (Barnett) Sherman, 69, Independence, Kansas passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at Ascension St. John’s Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Webb & Rodrick Chapel and Crematory and a family memorial will be held at a later date. 

Bonnie was born January 11, 1954, in Spokane, Washington to James Robert and Hazel Marie (Hanna) Barnett. She attended grade school in Wilbraham, Massachusetts before moving to Independence, Kansas with her family where she graduated Independence High School. After she finished high school, she then attended Southwestern College where she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology. Following her education Bonnie married Roger Sherman on June 25, 1981, in Independence, Kansas. The couple later divorced. 

Bonnie was a homemaker and enjoyed reading, learning about history, genealogy, hiking, and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family. She was an avid animal lover and loved her pets dearly.


Bonnie loved Independence, especially the library and the park, and its history. She was proudly independent and had many friends, family, and acquaintances who will miss her humor and willingness to share her ideas. 


Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, her life partner Harold Romine, one nephew Kyle Barnett. Those left to cherish her memory include one daughter Suzanne Sherman and life partner Michael Evans, Overland Park, Kansas; two brothers, Steve (Carolyn) Barnett, Chanute, Kansas; Don (Mary Ellen) Barnett, Jefferson City, Missouri; two grandchildren Brianna Evans and Tristan Evans, Overland Park, Kansas; one nephew Colin (Erica) Barnett, Republic, Missouri; one niece, Stephanie (Terry) Horton, Charleston, South Carolina. 


Memorial donations can be made in Bonnie’s memory to A.W.O.L. Humane Society at 116 S. 23rd St. Independence, KS 67301 or Independence Public Library at 220 E. Maple St Independence, KS 67301.

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