Bonnie Rouse 1941-2022

Bonnie Rouse 1941-2022

Bonnie Marie (Miller) Rouse passed away on May 5, 2022, at Meriden Kelly House.

She was born Nov. 23, 1941, in Atchison, the daughter of John J. and Pearl E. Miller. She lived in the Muscotah, Wetmore and Holton communities until she graduated from Holton High School in 1959. She moved to Topeka and attended Washburn University and Palmers Writers School.

On Nov. 29, 1959, she married Henry L. Rouse. They were married 47 1/2 years when Henry passed away on May 9, 2007. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother Carl J. Miller.

Bonnie is survived by her three sons, David L. Rouse of Emmett, Dennis L. (Beckie) Rouse of Meriden and Daniel L. (Susie) Rouse of Meriden; grandchildren, Josh Rouse, Shelby Rouse and Cheyenne Rouse, all of Topeka, and Hunter Rouse and Corbin (Conor Willhoite) Rouse of Meriden; a brother, Jim Miller of Topeka; and two sisters, Mary Pollock of Holton and Linda Heston of Topeka.

Memorial contributions may be donated to the “Kansas Ballet” that will be used for scholarships for future young dancers, 5240 S.W. 17th St., Topeka, KS 66604. 

To read Bonnie’s online obituary or to leave condolences and fond memories, please visit


The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

Manage my subscriptions

Subscribe to Greer Citizen newsletter feed