Bonnie Lynch Kincaid, 93, died on Monday, September 14, 2020 in Carmel, IN.
Bonnie Louise was born on July 4, 1927, to Harry and Gladys Clappison in Arion, IA. When she was a child, she thought that the 4th of July fireworks were in honor of her birthday.
She graduated from Eagle Grove High School (IA) in 1944 and received a BS in Zoology from Iowa State College in 1948. While at Iowa State College, she was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. Expanding her education, she received a MA and an EdS in Education at the University of Iowa and a PhD in Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota.
Bonnie worked in the medical technology and education fields. Among other positions, she was a Research Associate at the University of Tennessee from 1966 to 1969, and an Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky from 1972 to 1984.
Bonnie married John Burton Lynch on September 17, 1949. Jack and Bonnie had five children. Jack died August 12, 1968.
She married Jerry N Kincaid in May of 1979. Jerry died October 15, 2012.
She was active in her children’s activities and was a scouting leader for each of them in the Cub Scouts, Brownies, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. She loved to play the ukulele, and played and sang at many scouting functions. Her interests outside of her children’s activities included tatting, sewing, crossword puzzles and scrabble. Bonnie was an avid reader, and was always reading a new book on her Kindle. She also enjoyed the theater; her interest in acting started with the Iowa State Players and, most recently, she participated in the Prime Life Follies of Carmel.
Survivors include her children, Merri (Bruce) Bovin of Carmel, IN, Sue (Frank) Grover of White Bear Lake, MN, Bob (Debbie) Lynch of Lawrence, IN, and Kim Spry of Fishers, IN; stepdaughter, Kelly (Morgan) Chapman of Lexington, KY; grandchildren, BJ (Libby) Bovin, Brett (Christina von Woedtke) Bovin, Mickey (Vickie) Bovin, John (Sarah) Lynch, Stephanie (Josiah) Bisson and Joey Lynch; step grandchildren, Luke Chapman and James Chapman; great-grandchildren, Pax Bovin, Brooke Bovin, Josie Bovin and Scotty Lynch; sister, Marian Meier; two nieces and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Gladys Clappison; husbands, Jack Lynch and Jerry Kincaid; son, Scott Lynch; brother, Gordon Clappison; one niece and one nephew.
As per her wishes, no funeral service will be held. A private family interment will occur in Ottumwa, IA at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Correspondence may be sent to Bussell Family Funerals, 1621 E Greyhound Pass, Carmel, IN 46032 and will be forwarded to Bonnie's family. The family requests in lieu of flowers, please consider planting a tree in memory of Bonnie.
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