The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


October 27, 2012

Bonnie J. Nipper Cruppenink

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. — Bonnie J. Nipper Cruppenink, 85, of Collierville, Tenn., formerly of Danville, passed away on Oct. 26, 2012, at her residence.

Bonnie was born on June 6, 1927, in Danville, to Evelyn (Ritter) and Jesse B. Spicer. She married Fred B. Nipper, Jr. in Danville on Oct. 5, 1946. He preceded her on Jan. 19,1981. She then married Joseph L. Cruppenink in Gatlinburg, Tenn., on July 12, 1984. He preceded her on Aug. 6, 1997.

She is survived by one daughter, Susan (Dave) Fox of Collierville, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Jenny (Kiff) Newnum of Troy, and Becky (Justin) Wheeler of RAF Menwith Hill, England; four great-granddaughters, Kaelin and Lela Newnum of Troy, and Addyson and Delaney Wheeler of England; and one step-great-grandson, Jaret Clarke of Pierre, S.D.

She was preceded in death by both parents and one brother, Floyd Spicer.

Bonnie graduated from Danville High School in 1945. She was employed by Grogan Photo, USI Fertilizer, J.C. Penney and retired from Harding Pharmacy.

She enjoyed spending time with family, especially her great-granddaughters, who she loved dearly.

A celebration of Bonnie’s life will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville with Jay Sorrell officiating. A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Spring Hill Cemetery.

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