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Lila Bonebrake

Lila Rose Bonebrake (Drake) 99 of Mt. Ayr Iowa died February 1, 2020 at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr.

Lila, daughter of Amelia (Dolecheck) & Cloyd Drake was born Jan 31, 1921. She graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1938.  Lila worked at the Soil Conservation office in Mount Ayr after graduating.

Lila married Jack Bonebrake on April 12, 1941. On June 13, 1942 Jack began serving in the US Army during World War II. He served for 3 ½ years with 18 months in Europe. They lived in Indianola for many years where Lila worked at a legal firm and Jack worked at the Des Moines Newspaper. They retired and returned to Mount Ayr for the remainder of their years together.

Lila was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jack; son Donald; and sister Evelyn.

Lila is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Sue Ellen and Michael Levich of Tampa, Florida; her niece Karen Tierney of Kansas City; her niece and husband Judy and Don Robinett of Roach, Missouri; her niece and husband Shelia and Bill Spires of Largo, Florida; her niece and husband Nancy and Lewis Motter of Fairfax, Virginia; her great niece and husband Shanon and Jason Powers of Kansas City; and cousin Mickey Drake in Mount Ayr.

A memorial fund has been established for the Ringgold County Public Health.


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I took a birthday card to Lila on Friday afternoon, and she wasn't visiting, but she was just figiting with her hands. So sorry to hear she passed away that night. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Barber Feb 8 2020 12:00 AM

Aunt Lila had such an amazing and vibrant spirit. She made everyone who was blessed to spend time with her feel loved and accepted. The world is a little darker place without her beautiful light in it.

Jason and Shanon Powers Feb 3 2020 12:00 AM

What a wonderful lady! She had such a great spirit and was such a joy to visit! Will miss her smiling face!

Michael Maddy Feb 1 2020 12:00 AM