Cover photo for Bonnie C. (Massengill) Vail's Obituary
Bonnie C. (Massengill) Vail Profile Photo
1934 Bonnie 2021

Bonnie C. (Massengill) Vail

August 6, 1934 — September 3, 2021

Bonnie C. (Massengill) Vail, age 87of Williamsport, IN, passed away at 2:09 a.m. on Friday, September 3, 2021 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Bonnie was born on August 6, 1934 near Harrogate, TN. She was the daughter of Homer and Gipsie Mahayla (Lambert) Massengill. Bonnie was a 1952 graduate of Forge Ridge High School. After graduation, she moved to the Green Hill/Pine Village area. Bonnie moved to Williamsport in 1964 and had resided there since. She married Roy Lee Vail on July 3, 1954 in Otterbein, IN and he preceded her in death on May 17, 2015. Bonnie worked at Terrell Grocery in Pine Village. She then worked in maintenance at the Warren County Courthouse. Bonnie later worked at Purdue University and Wisdom’s Five and Dime in Williamsport. She did bookkeeping for her husband’s refrigeration and air conditioning business for over 50 years. Bonnie enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and cooking. She was married in the Appalachian Mountains on the family farm. They raised tobacco and cattle. Bonnie swam and fished in the Powell River that ran through their land. Her greatest catch next to her husband Roy was a 75 lb. catfish in the river. She sang gospel songs live weekly on the radio which made singing very comforting in her final days. Many defined Bonnie as a “spitfire” She was part Cherokee, part Hatfield, and Southern Baptist rolled into one, what a combination. Bonnie loved her upbringing, her family, and her friends. She passed on many traditions and talents. Bonnie lived life fair, open, and honest. Surviving are, 2 children, Roger Vail (Sharon) of Attica, IN and Wilma J. Jernagan (Jimmy) of Williamsport, IN; 3 grandchildren, Amber Lynn Vail Smith (Will), Breanna Rae Vail (fiancé: Aaron Fletcher), and Addalee Vail Farmer (Matt); 6 great-grandchildren, Anya Smith, Quinten Smith, Cole Smith, Rylan Fletcher, Avery Fletcher, and August Farmer Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy; son, Ronald Lee Vail; sister, Betty Kerns; and great-grandson, Vincent Smith Private graveside services will be held at Highland Cemetery in Williamsport at a later date with Kendall Milby officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Washington Township Public Library towards Planting a Memorial Tree.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Bonnie C. (Massengill) Vail, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Private Service

Grady Funeral Home


Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 15

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree