Bonnie Clarinda Baringer was born on June 2, 1907, in Beattie, Kansas, to Sylvester Baringer and Minnie Davison Baringer. In January 1914, the family moved to a farm northeast of Burlington, Coffey County, Kansas. After leaving high school Baringer became a school teacher and later received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1962 and her Masters of Science in 1967, both from Emporia State Teachers College.
On February 16, 1929, Baringer married Allen Wendall Coryell and they lived in Madison, Kansas, until 1931, when they moved to a farm at Blaine County, Oklahoma, near the town of Hitchcock. To this union were born three children (David, Kendrick, and John). Allen Coryell died of pancreatic cancer in September 1974.
On December 29, 1975, Bonnie Coryell married Homer Dale Hatch. In 1977, the couple moved to Coffey County, Kansas, west of the town of Burlington. Bonnie Baringer Coryell Hatch regularly attended church. She was also an amateur radio operator. Coryell Hatch was a member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association, Otter Creek Grange, Ladies History Club of Burlington, Kansas, and the Coffey County Historical Society.
Bonnie Baringer Coryell Hatch died on December 2, 2010, Derby, Kansas.