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Sue Bonali Newman
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Obituary for Sue Bonali Newman

Sue Bonali Newman, 70, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Herrin Hospital in Herrin.

Sue owned and operated Kid’s Stop and Go Day Care for 18 years.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Energy.

Sue was born May 16, 1947 in Herrin, IL to Bertus and Vera Mae (Alexander) Woolard.

Sue first married William James “Bill” Bonali on April 28, 1973 in Herrin, IL. He preceded her in death on November 14, 1990. She then married Robert L. “Bob” Newman on June 22, 1995 in Herrin, IL. He survives of Herrin.

Also surviving are her children, Kris (Danny) McRoy of Johnston City, Terri (Matt) Pursell of Herrin, Traci Bonali of St. Petersburg, FL, step-children, Terry Newman of Sesser, Robert (Robin) Newman of Herrin; 18 grandchildren, Brianna McRoy, Nathan McRoy, Brendan Pursell, Lauren Pursell, Jace Pursell, Kate Pursell, Kali (Nick) Fantetti, James Wright, Kelly (Shawn) Lindsey, Robby Newman, Brittany (James) Lockhart, Lynsey (Phillip) Workman, Falan (Caleb) Miles, Ethan Newman, Keith (Amber) Walker, Harley Newman, Reece Newman and Cassandra (Josh) Helton; 7 Great Grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Mary Ann Woolard of Carterville; sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Paul Gene Crain of Carterville and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William J. “Bill” Bonali; Parent; two sisters, Patricia Jo “Patty” Milani, Barbara Woolard Hock and a granddaughter, Shelby Diann McRoy.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin with Pastor Paul Crain officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial will be in San Carlo Cemetery in Herrin.

Memorial donations are suggested and may be made to Prader Willi Syndrome; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

2704 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948

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11:00 AM
Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

2704 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948

Cemetery Details


San Carlo Cemetery

c/o OLMC
316 West Monroe
Herrin, IL 62948

Memorial Contribution

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association


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