Sonna Lou Terry

March 10, 2019

Sonna Lou Terry, 69, of Lafayette, IN, died March 10, 2019 unexpectedly at home.  She was born February 23, 1950 in Frankfort, IN to Raymond M. & Millie (Wagoner) Terry.

Sonna was a 1968 graduate of Frankfort High School and a Purdue University Nursing School graduate.   She worked for over 40 years in the nursing field, her entire career was with St. Elizabeth Hospital where she was a longtime ER Nurse, the hospital nursing supervisor and retired as a case worker in the ER.

She was an avid reader and movie buff.   Her life revolved around her family and she was truly a caregiver at heart.   She loved spending time with family, especially her nieces and nephews.  Her love for a family game of euchre and celebrating everyone’s birthdays through song (first thing in the morning!) will always be fondly remembered.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be given to the American Diabetes Association, envelopes will be available.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 11- 1 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort.  Funeral Service will follow the visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. 

Survived by:

Surviving are her 2 Brothers:  Michael R. (Carole) Terry of Marion, OH and David M. (Suzann) Terry of Frankfort, IN.  Several nieces and nephews also survive. 

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Vicky Terry Shulz.


Leave your Condolences

15 Condolences for “Sonna Lou Terry”

  1. Debbie Ashby Trader March 13, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Sonna was one of the sweetest and most enjoyable people I have ever known. Loved working with Sonna in the Emergency Department. We also shared an incredible road trip and ended up in Hawaii. She was very special to me.

  2. Phyllis Saari March 13, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Mike and David and family I am at a loss for words. She was always trying to make everyone happy and loved her laugh. She will truly be missed by all family and friends.
    She is with her Mom and Dad and Vicki now which I still miss them so much.
    I love you all

  3. Ann Hunt March 14, 2019 at 5:34 am

    I am sad about the death of Sonna. I recall when she came to me at the School of Nursing and said she wanted to get her RN/ BSN. She worked very hard to achieve all the numerous challenges to get her new credentials. I was always very proud of her achievements. she was a great nurse an a strong and conscientious student. Ann Hunt, Professor Emerita of Purdue University School of Nursing.

  4. Ken Short March 14, 2019 at 5:49 am

    Sonna was the BEST!!!!! We worked together at St. E.. She was one of a kind. She was always more concerned about her patients and their needs over her own. Fly high with those new angel wings because you wore out the ones you were born with.

  5. Joni (Seibert) & Tom Pearcy March 14, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Dave, So sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. We will be praying for the family.

  6. Selina McNulty March 14, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    The West Central Region Nursing Honor Guard would like to share our heartfelt sympathy with the Terry family. We are grateful for the wisdom, skill and compassion she shared with others through her Nursing Career. Please know that many nurses in the West Central Region of Indiana, are praying for your family.

  7. Dave Allen March 14, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Please accept my condolences. We’ll keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Dave Allen

  8. Wayne Knochel, M.D. March 14, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Michael and David, I was so sorry to hear of Sonna’s death. I had the distinct honor of working with Sonna in the emergency department for many years. I know no better example of skill, knowledge, professionalism, and caring that Sonna demonstrated on a daily basis. Please accept my sympathy for your loss.

  9. Joellen (Saltsman) Carnes March 14, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    I went to high school with Sonna. She was always kind hearted… Even back then. I’m not surprised she worked in the field of nursing. I’m sure she touched many hearts and lives through her work. So sorry for your loss. Praying God gives you comfort and that your memories will help you too.

  10. Rosa Cameron March 15, 2019 at 10:29 am

    I went to high school with Sonna. She was kind to everyone she met! I am glad she was able to help so many people in her chosen field! Sorry for your loss!

    Rosa Lapham Cameron

  11. Dick and Helen March 15, 2019 at 11:44 am

    So sorry for your loss.

  12. Bonnie Wells Randolph March 18, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    To Michael ,David & Family,
    I am sorry I was not able to attend Sonna’s funeral. I was in the same class as Vicky. I loved them both. I saw Sonna, a few months back at Arni’s. She had her book to read. She always had a smile. She was one of the nicest people I have ever met. Vicky, was the same way. Michael, I didn’t know you. I do remember when David was little. My grandma lived a few houses down from you guys. We lived on West Barner St. I live in Lafayette, now. You both had great parents.
    God Bless both of your families.
    Bonnie Wells Randolph

  13. Peg Cooper March 19, 2019 at 11:27 am

    I just found out. So sorry for your loss. I meet Sonna when we worked at Purdue together and would run into each other off and on through the years. She was a very caring and loving person. I will miss not seeing her.
    Peg Cooper

  14. Dave Motter March 30, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Sonna was a great classmate in nursing school and a very compassionate nursing supervisor on the floors. She made a difference in so many lives.
    Prayers for family members in your loss.

  15. Linda Gibson Benge August 12, 2019 at 10:34 am

    I knew Sonna from high school having graduated with Vicky. My heart goes out to you all. Both girls were the sweetest and most caring and happy girls I can remember. We will keep you in thought and prayer. Thank You Father God for bringing Your comfort, peace and assurance to this family through Jesus. Amen.

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