Charlotte Kelln (Rector)
Charlotte Bonita Kelln (Rector), 90, of Waco, Texas passed away on March 30th, 2018 in her home surrounded by family and friends. She was known by many as Greenbird, Sis, and Nina. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7th, at Oakcrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Blvd, Waco with Rev. Austin Dickson officiating.
Bonita was born on May 7th, 1927 in Plainview, TX to the late Jessie and Hubert Rector. She was the oldest of 3 siblings. She graduated from West Texas State University in 1947. She married the love of her life Benjamin Franklin Kelln, known as Ben and in his later years as Mag, on August 31st 1947. Bonita and Ben started their family in 1948. She taught English and Social studies for many years. After her retirement, She and Ben moved to Waco where he retired 10 years later from the Boy Scouts. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, reading, writing, and research. Bonita was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, cousin and friend to many.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben; youngest son Bret; and youngest sibling Janice Rector Eubank.
Bonita is survived by her daughter Beth Kelln-Mikulin of Waco; son Kent Kelln of Smithville; grandchildren Kelln and Mike Small of Lorena and Kristen and Tom Brick of Georgetown; Jason and Blaine Parrish; great grandchildren Benjamin and Oliver Small and Colton , Karissa, and Savanna Brick; brother Travis Rector and family of Lubbock; niece Brook Reppond and husband Kyle Reppond of Montgomery; nephew Robert Bagwell, wife Kathryn of Dallas; great nieces Heather Moeller and husband Blake, Hope Pullen and husband Jake, Halleigh Reppond and Charlotte and Kate Bagwell; Bother in law Warren Russell; Sister in law Marj Hazlett and family.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Tina and Ruben Resendez for providing excellent care and becoming part of our family.
You may sign the online guestbook or leave a message of condolence for the family at www.oakcrestwaco.com.