Funeral Details

Benita Takiff Terry

April 28, 1943 - March 21, 2024

Interment - Private

Memorial Contributions

The Ark
3100 Dundee Road, Suite 802
Northbrook, Illinois 60062


Benita Takiff Terry, Age 80.

Beloved mother of Kate (Jeff) Hlava, grandmother to Jack, Quinn, Carson, Kylie, Charlotte and Evi, dear sister of the late Sanford (Bobette) Takiff, and the late Carole Takiff and loving Aunt and great aunt of many. Bonnie passed away on March 21, 2024, peacefully at home. She cherished her family deeply and took immense pride in her grandchildren's achievements. Always available for middle of the night texts with her family and friends, Bonnie knew how to use her Bitmojis. A brilliant mathematician, she worked for years in banking and particularly loved her work at the First Bank Chicago. Bonnie had many lifelong friends. She will be missed immensely.

Memorials in her memory can be made online to The Ark at or mailed to The Ark, 3100 Dundee Road, Suite 802, Northbrook, IL 60062, A memorial service is scheduled for 2pm on Sunday. For further details, please reach out to her daughter Kate at Interment private. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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I am blessed I got to share with you family memories. We will miss you and you will always be with us in our hearts!

Betsy Cohen
March 22, 2024
It is with great sadness that we learn of Bonnie‘s passing. We send our sympathy to her loving family.
Nancy and Gert Boggie Kuehler.

Nancy Boggie Kuehler
March 23, 2024
We were sorry to learn of Bonnie’s passing. She leaves a void in many lives. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you!

John and Mary Beth Boggie Birchby
March 23, 2024
We are so saddened for this unexpected loss. Your family has another hole in its heart after so many losses this past year.

Sending our deepest condolences and love to you all. Your mom was rightfully proud of the beautiful family and life you’ve created.

The Hobbs

Karen & Darryl Hobbs
March 23, 2024
Such a sweet and loving person, so caring. So smart too. A true friend. She will be missed. I will miss holiday dinners with her.

Sherwood Wallace
March 25, 2024
I had the distinct pleasure of knowing Bonnie for over 30 years. In pure Bonnie style, her calls may have began with the business at hand (help logging in, information on her account, etc.), but they typically turned to the most recent updates in our families lives (which could go on for quite some time) and memories we shared through the years. She was a very proud mom and an even more proud grandmother.
Bonnie was a very special lady with a heart of gold. She was one of my biggest cheerleaders through the years. I will so miss our chats and her forever positive outlook on life. Memories of her will forever be cherished with a huge smile.

Deborah Elliott
March 25, 2024
We were so sorry to hear Bonnie is gone. She was a wise and funny friend to Mom, and I was lucky to have an ‘Aunt’ Bonnie. It was so nice to hear from her at holidays, and to have someone to tell me my Mom would be proud of our family. We will miss her very much.

Brad, Dyana, Alex & Elijah Penner
March 27, 2024