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Regina "Gina" Risley

Regina K. Risley (R.M. Bonavia), 54, Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away Thursday, June 3, 2010, at North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City, Mo. Gina was born Nov. 5, 1955, in Kansas City, Mo. She enjoyed many activities inside and outside the home, including gardening, camping, traveling and taking walks with her friends. Most meaningful in her life was her family, and then volunteering her time where needed. She was a member of The Harmony Club and Boy Scouts of America.

Gina was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Alice Bonavia; and brother, Tony, Bonavia. Survivors include her husband of 24 years, Richard O. Risley; children, Michele L. Sherrils, Shawn E. Risley and stepson Justin M. Risley; siblings and their spouses, Carrie and Gary Correll, Anna Bonavia, Lawrence Bonavia Jr., Catherine and Stephen Wyatt, Johanna Bonavia and Virginia Wilkins; and brother-in-law and his wife, Chuck and Dianne Risley.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 7, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Excelsior Springs, with burial following at the Masonic Cemetery in Excelsior Springs. Gina will be forever missed by all that knew her. The family would like to express special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff associated with North Kansas City Hospital that provided so much care during her illness. Memorial tributes to Gina may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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