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Bonnie Best Mendenhall

January 14, 1939 — April 21, 2023

Bonnie Best Mendenhall, 84, a lifelong resident of McMinn County passed away on Friday morning, April 21, 2023 in a local hospital. She was born in New Market, TN on January 14, 1939 a daughter of the late Samantha Abbott Best. Bonnie was of the Christian faith and retired from Athens Products. She enjoyed gardening, decorating, crafting, shopping, spending time with her friends, but most of all spending time and taking care of her family.

In addition to her mother, she is preceded in death by her loving husband Ted Mendenhall, two brothers Floyd Best and Herman Best, three sisters Juanita Miller, Marie Morelan and Boots Kennedy and several beloved four-legged companions.

Bonnie leaves behind to cherish her memory four loving children one daughter Jennifer Johnson, three sons Scott Mendenhall (Cathy), Phil Mendenhall and Mark Mendenhall (Christy), five grandchildren Amber Robinson, Travis Robinson (Frankie), Ben Mendenhall, Mason Mendenhall and Nick Presswood, three great grandchildren Jaleigh, Sturgill and Miles, numerous other extended family members and a host of special friends.

A graveside service will take place on Monday, April 24, 2023 at 2:30 PM in the McMinn Memory Gardens with her grandson Ben Mendenhall officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Bonnie and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial webpage and guestbook at Companion Funeral Home of Athens is honored to assist her family with these arrangements.

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