Bonnie Lee Schillings, 80, Topeka, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020. She was born Jan. 20, 1940 in Wayne County, Michigan the daughter of Russell William and Naomi Droese Starnes. She was raised at Leavenworth and graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1957.
In 1973, she moved to Escondido, California and lived there until moving to Topeka in 2002. Bonnie enjoyed helping people and this served her well during her career as a home healthcare provider.
Bonnie married Dale Schillings on Feb. 29, 1999 at Escondido, California. He survives at their home in Topeka.
She is survived by two sons, Steven Wager (Lesia), Little Port, England, Randall Wager (Ronda), rural Leavenworth; her daughter, Shani Kelly (Tina), Topeka; brother, Russell Starnes, Boise, Idaho; two sisters, Barbara Millard (Larry), Plano, Texas and Jackie Douthitt, Leavenworth; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Cremation is planned, a memorial celebration of life for Bonnie will be held later. Memorial contributions may be made to Avalon Hospice. To leave the family a message, please visit