In Loving Memory

Mary Kosko Bonner

September 20, 1947 - October 17, 2020


Mary Kosko Bonner, a lifelong resident of Mobile, AL, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the age of 73.

Mary was a 1965 graduate of Murphy High School.  She retired from MAWSS after 24 years of service.  Mary was great at sewing and was a wonderful cook.  She was a member of the American Business Women’s Association for several years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph P. Kosko and Violet L. Kosko; her nephew, S. Andrew Tatum; and her maternal grandmother, Laura G. Chighizola.

Mary is survived by her husband of 49 years, Michael W. Bonner; one daughter, Ashleigh G. Higgins of Gulf Shores; siblings, Katherine A. Tatum, Patricia A. Tyrrell, and Marcia J. Prewitt (Edward); as well as special nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held due to restrictions from the Corona Virus.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1707 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36604.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Patrick J Young

    Mike, so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. Our hearts are truly broken by this news. My God give you peace during these hard times. Love Pat and Janna Young

  2. Pat and Archie Moore

    Mike, I was surprised to see this news on Mary. Worked those years with Mary at MAWSS. I know life without your soulmate will be very different. Archie and I will pray for you and her other loving family and friends. Peace to you.

    Pat & Archie Moore

  3. Meg Cobb

    Mrs.Tatum , Stephen and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister . You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers
    Meg and Stephen Cobb

  4. Jamie Lloyd

    Mike, Kathy, Pat and Marcia, Mary was beautiful inside and out. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jamie and Gloria

  5. Marcia

    Yes, Mary was beautiful inside & out. Lots of beautiful memories!! Thank you for thinking of “The Kosko Girls” as Mother & Mary would say.

  6. Kathleen Key

    Marcia, so sorry for the loss of your sister.


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