Bonnie Lee Ellison

Bonnie Lee (Sigler) Ellison age 49, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. She was born January 20, 1972 to Bernard (Bun) and Ruby (Armstrong) Sigler in Missouri Valley, Iowa. She grew up in the Little Sioux area and attended West Harrison High School. At a young age Bonnie got a job at Longview Nursing Home working in laundry and later as an aid. She was blessed with three daughters Jessica (32), Nicole (28), and Courtney (26). She married Norman Ellison on February 25, 2000 when she gained a step-son Nick (27). She enjoyed going to the mountains in Wyoming, she had a special mountain that she always called “my mountain.” She enjoyed dirt track racing, traveling with her husband while he worked on the pipeline and would go with him all summer so they could spend time together as a family. Her biggest joy in life was her grandchildren, she enjoyed spoiling them and having them spend the night. She would do everything she could to make her grandchildren’s birthdays special. She was there for her children whenever they needed to talk even if they had to play a game of “phone tag” to accomplish the talk. Bonnie was a lover of many things especially Native American things, bears, and many other knickknacks. Bonnie was a great wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents Bun and Ruby Sigler; Sister Kitty Sigler; and Brother Tim Sigler, father-in-law Robert Ellison.

Bonnie is survived by her husband Norman Ellison of Missouri Valley; Daughter Jessica Oliphant (Jason Benson) of Woodbine, Daughter Nicole (Jeremy) Shedd of Illinois; Daughter Courtney Yanders (Jordan Runge) of Magnolia; Step-Son Nick Browning of Wisconsin, Brother Butch Sigler of Little Sioux; Grandchildren Jayce, Brycen, Dixie, Grant, Sawyer, Granger and Scarlett, and mother-in-law Charlotte Ellison of Missouri Valley and many family and friends.

Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Nealy Hall (Old Gym) in Little Sioux following the committal service at the cemetery.

In Loving Memory Of Bonnie Lee (Sigler) Ellison

Born January 20, 1972 Missouri Valley, Iowa

Entered Into Rest September 4, 2021 Omaha, Nebraska

Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Hennessey Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa

Officiating        Pastor Connie McWilliams            

Music Selections

“Scars In Heaven” “Lead Me Home”

“Holes in the Floors of Heaven”

Casket Bearers

 Bryan Tiffey David Mumm

Beau Ballantyne                       Bert Roach

Tim Eastwood Jim Divelbess

Final Resting Place Little Sioux Cemetery Little Sioux, Iowa



  • Judy Flint Posted September 6, 2021 12:45 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Prayers and hugs to all of you.

  • Pam Lett Posted September 8, 2021 12:39 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Bev Allison Posted September 9, 2021 6:44 am

    Love and prayers for the family and friends.

  • Jennifer McDonald Posted September 10, 2021 7:44 am

    I’m sorry for your family’s loss. ,thoughts and prayers are with you ,she was an amazing woman!!!!

  • Bobby Pool Posted September 10, 2021 7:46 am

    Love all you guys. Hope y’all find the peace you need in this time

  • Lori McFerrin Posted September 10, 2021 8:48 am

    So sorry to hear of Bonnies passing. She was a wonderful lady!

  • Jackie Evans Posted September 10, 2021 9:47 am

    So sorry for your loss Norman. Sending Gods comfort your way.

  • Betty Coddington Posted September 11, 2021 12:10 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Bonnie was a great lady and will be sorely missed. All my love and prayers go out to you all.

  • Bill & Lori Benson Posted September 12, 2021 2:49 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful lady and will be missed. Prayers for the family

  • Ann Collier Posted September 13, 2021 6:52 pm

    Praying for family through this difficult time. Bonnie will be dearly missed by many.

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