OBITUARY: Margaret ‘Bonnie’ McNames


Margaret “Bonnie” McNames, passed away on November 21, 2023 at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, Tennessee.

Bonnie was born on March 14, 1931 to John and Dorothy Diesing in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Bonnie lived in Byron, Illinois from 1944-2007 and married Elmer McNames on June 21, 1947.

Bonnie’s husband, Elmer, passed away in 1989 and daughter Ann in 2007. After their passing she moved to Freepoint, Illinois to make her home with her children: Michael and Kristina McNames.

In addition to her husband, Elmer; daughter: Ann; and son: Michael; and parents.

Bonnie is survived by her daughter: Kris McNames of Culleoka; granddaughter: Jennifer Taylor of North Carolina and great-grandson: Brendan Taylor of South Carolina.

The care of Ms. Margaret McNames and her family has been entrusted to the staff of Williams Funeral Home. To share words of comfort and condolences, please visit


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