NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Bonnie Boster of New Madrid was born Yuriko Nakata on June 12, i924, in Tottori Ken, Japan, one of six. She lived in China and Japan and at one time spoke Chinese, Russian and her native Japanese.
Bonnie married Floyd M. Boster on Jan 15, 1951, in Tokyo, Japan, where he was stationed in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. In 1953, upon release from the Army, they traveled by ship and train to St. Louis. Bonnie attained her U.S. Citizenship in 1956 and added Bonnie as her proper name meaning (pretty lady). Two children blessed them, Sandra Kay, and John Mathew, who preceded her in death. Floyd died in 1972 and Bonnie struggled to raise two teens on her own.
Bonnie was blessed with a second family, the Adams, of New Madrid. They loved her as a daughter, sister-in-law, aunt and Me Maw. Bonnie held a special place in her heart for Abby (Silas) Robinson. She was active in the community volunteering at bingo at the American Legion and Eagles in New Madrid. She knew no stranger. She was seen around the neighborhood doing her daily walks and was known for her cooking and sewing skills.
Bonnie passed peacefully thru the gates of Heaven Feb. 9, 2018, at her daughter's home after a brief struggle with congestive heart failure.
Survivors include her daughter, Sandra, of Wentzville; granddaughter, Sarah, of Wentzville; and grandson, Shane (Brittany), of Hesston, Kan. Special mention to the Adams family who loved her for 40 years: George "Short" and Sharon Adams, Lana, Todd and Gavin Luke, Anita and Gary Robinson, Granny Evelyn Peacock, Ronnie Peacock, Vicky (Steven) Klein, and Sandy Turner, Ron (Brenda) Adams, Patricia Taylor, Dixie (Dale) Corn.
Others preceding her in death are John "Red" Adams, Don Adams, Carol Blagg and Doris Ogden.
Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid, where services will be at 10 a.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association; 460 N. Lindbergh Blvd.; St. Louis, MO 63141.