In Memory of

Bonnie Lou Silvers

July 14, 1938 - January 3, 2024


Bonnie Lou Silvers passed January 3, 2024. Bonnie was born Bonnie Root on July 14, 1938, to Jesse and Iva (Kreider) Root in Pleasant Hill, Ohio. She graduated from Covington High School in 1956 where she was Homecoming Queen. Bonnie married L. Michael “Mike” Silvers in 1958, and graduated Manchester College in 1959. Bonnie taught reading for many years in North Manchester, Indiana as well as in Archie, Missouri.


Bonnie was a loving wife, a devoted mom to three, and a doting Nana of five grandkids. Bonnie was the keeper of many traditions and was renowned for her soft sugar cookies for every holiday. Bonnie was a longtime member of Oakwood Baptist Church and contributor to the Heifer International Project.


She is survived by her husband, Michael Silvers, MD, son Curtis M. Silvers, daughter Michele L. (Silvers) Payne, four granddaughters Morgan G. Silvers, Jessica J. Silvers, Mallory L. Silvers, Sophia L. Silvers, and grandson Griffin W. Payne.


Bonnie was predeceased by a son, Christopher M. Silvers.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made the Heifer International Project. Services will be at Oakwood Baptist Church, 7600 Lee’s Summit Rd, Kansas City, MO 64139. Visitation at 10:00 and service at 11:00 January 18th.


Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


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I worked with Bonnie for many years in Archie, and thought very highly of her. Condolences to her family.

Bonnie was a jewell. I worked with her at Archie School and there wasn’t a more loving and kind person.

Growing up in northern Indiana I spent a lot of time in the Silvers home. As trying as I could imagine having an extra teenage boy in your home regularly for years might be, Bonnie always made me feel welcome. For that I’ve always been grateful.
Thank you Bonnie

I taught with Bonnie for many years in Archie. She was across the hall from me and we had many daily talks. She was always so loving patient and kind with her students and co workers.

Thinking of your family today. Mrs. Silvers was always so sweet, kind and welcoming to me, and is such an example of a life well lived. We are all a bit better for having known her. Deepest condolences.

So many people have been blessed by Aunt Bonnie’s sweet spirit…and her beautiful way of looking at the world and making people feel loved. Her niece, Linda


Thursday, January 18, 2024
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Oakwood Baptist Church
7600 Lees Summit Rd
Kansas City, MO 64139


Thursday, January 18, 2024
11:00 AM
Oakwood Baptist Church
7600 Lees Summit Rd
Kansas City, MO 64139