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Bonnie Lucille (Ormsby) Story

November 23, 1931 ~ May 26, 2019 (age 87)

Life Story

Bonnie Lucille (Ormsby) Story, 87, of Elkhart, passed into heaven Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Greenleaf Health Campus.

She was born on November 23, 1931, the daughter of the late Ivan and Lucille (Harshener) Ormsby in Zanesville, Indiana.

On January 1, 1949 she married the love of her life, William A. “Bill” Story, who preceded her in death on September 13, 2012. In addition to Bill, a daughter Connie Caligiuri, two brothers, four sisters, son-in-law Joseph Rigley and two infant grandchildren, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her children, daughter Brenda Rigley of Elkhart, son Kenneth A. (Brenda) Story, and son-in-law Steven Caligiuri of Bristol, twin daughters, Ronda (David) Griner of Marcellus, Mich. and Fondra (Derek) Webb of Elkhart; 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; a brother “Duff” (Jan) Ormsby of Huntington, Ind., sister-in-law Carolyn Ormsby of Powder Springs, Ga., and many nieces and nephews.

Bonnie was a homemaker, wife, and mom or grandma to everyone whoever met her. She enjoyed crocheting and cross word puzzles. Every grandchild has a blanket crocheted by Grandma.

A celebration of her life will be held from 4-7 pm, Friday, May 31, at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St. Elkhart. A short prayer service at 7:00 pm by Pastor Tim Fisher will conclude the evening. In honoring her wishes, cremation will follow, with burial at a later date at Oakridge Cemetery, Bristol, IN.

Memorials may be given to Heartland Hospice or the charity of your choice.

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Celebration of Life Visitation
May 31, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Billings Funeral Home
812 Baldwin Street
Elkhart, IN 46514

Short Prayer
May 31, 2019

7:00 PM
Billings Funeral Home
812 Baldwin Street
Elkhart, IN 46514

Cremation will follow services

Altera Cremation Services
812 Baldwin St
Elkhart, IN 46514

Burial at a later date.

Oakridge Cemetery
SR 120 east of Railroad Tracks
Bristol, Indiana 46507


Heartland Hospice
230 West Catalpa Drive, South Bend IN 46545
Tel: 1-574-257-7551

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