Bonnie Rae Templeman Murray, age 76, of Winchester, a native of Rowan County, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester.
Born March 8, 1943, in Elliottville, she was the daughter of the late Roy Elwood Templeman and Farrell James Templeman.
Bonnie is survived by her husband, Jimmy Murray, whom she married June 16, 2013; two step sons, Mitchell (Linda) Murray of Lafayette, Indiana, and Brent (Edith) Murray of Lexington; one sister, Dorothy Templeman France of Morehead; two grandsons, Trent James Murray and Mitchell Lee Murray, Jr.; and several nieces, nephews and extended family.
Bonnie graduated from Morehead High School and Morehead State University. Following her college graduation, she taught school at Haldeman Grade School before moving to Bristol, Tennessee, where she participated in a program at Union College and later taught in the Sullivan County school system in Bristol. She also taught Sunday School at the Hickory Tree Church.
After returning to Kentucky in 2013, she and her husband Jimmy resided in Winchester and Bonnie was active in the First Settlers Homemaker Association and Forest Grove Christian Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and member of the Forest Grove Ladies Friendship Circle.
Bonnie believed in being outside from sunup to sundown and always had a “green thumb” when it came to raising flowers. She loved sharing her flowers with friends throughout the community, gardening, and caring for stray animals that would come to her house. She was a very giving person and will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, October 7, 2019, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Larry Deckard officiating.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, October 7, 2019, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, 400 Fraley Drive, Morehead, KY 40351.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Forest Grove Christian Church, 4733 Old Boonesboro Road, Winchester, KY 40391 or to the American Cancer Society.
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