Bonnie Joan Schulte (Adkisson, Castor, Coulter) was born December 2, 1937 in Anthony, daughter of Lloyd Schulte and Lillian Elizabeth (Cary) Schulte. She grew up in Anthony, graduating from Anthony High School with the Class of 1955.
On Aug. 9, 1953, Bonnie was united in marriage with Richard Dean Adkisson in Anthony. This union was blessed with two children, Connie Jo and Rex David. Bonnie and Richard made their home on a farm near Argonia. Together they farmed wheat and raised cattle. Bonnie was also a beautician for many years.
Family was most important to Bonnie. When the kids were growing up, Bonnie and Dick both coached the kids’ baseball and softball teams. They taught their children how to run the tractors, complete chores and build fences on the farm. The family enjoyed fishing, skiing and hunting trips, as well as attending Kansas University games. Richard passed away on January 31, 1979. Bonnie made every effort to make the most of life with her children.
Bonnie later married Ivan Dale Castor. They enjoyed traveling, golf, and dancing. She then married Thomas Coulter, and they especially enjoyed going to casinos. Both preceded her in death.
Bonnie enjoyed dancing, playing golf and cards, working at the Anthony golf course, traveling, going to horse races, dog races and casinos, and spending time in Hot Springs, Ark., Denver and Elko, Nev. Bonnie lived many places in her lifetime, including the last three years of her life with Connie and Tom, but she always considered Anthony home. Later in life, she enjoyed watching sports and game or crime shows on TV. In the last years of her life, her biggest complaint was about the dogs and biggest worry was if all the animals had been taken care of, especially the dogs.
On April 17, 2020, Bonnie passed away peacefully at Northpoint Nursing in Paola, Kan., at the age of 82 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, her three loving husbands, and step-son-in-law Ted Nichols.
Bonnie will be deeply missed by her children, Connie Gore and husband, Thomas (La Cygne, Kan.) and Rex Adkisson; and step-children, Bob Castor (Arizona), Connie Crim (Texas) and Sandy Nichols (Kansas). She is also survived by a step-son, Terry Coulter and wife Mary Ann (Kansas); grandchildren: Joshua Gore (Lawrence, Kan.), Kayla Milliron and husband Brandon (Fontana, Kan.), and Kenzi Adkisson (Lilburn, Ga.); step-grandchildren, Brandy Bracovich and husband George, Mike Nicholas and wife Casey, Jason Hunter and wife Jennifer, and Kelly Hunter and wife Jennifer; great-grandchild, William Milliron; several other step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris Walker (Washington); and a host of other relatives and many friends.
A private family service will be held at this time. A public service will be announced at a later date.
Prairie Rose Funeral Home, 602 E. Main St., Anthony, was in charge of arrangements. Leave online condolences at www.prairierosefuneralhomes.com.