Tuesday, May 13, 2008

OBITUARY: Bonham, Elsie Sue (daughter of Marie Herde)

Elsie Sue Marie Bonham

BLACKWELL — Elsie Sue Marie Bonham, Blackwell resident, died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, in her home. She was 57.

A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 1998, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Blackwell with Elder Pat Pendland officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home in Blackwell.

Elsie Sue Marie Bonham was born November 20, 1940, in Billings, the daughter of Leo and Marie (Herde) Bryant. She grew up in Billings attending schools there. She married Charles Albert Bonham April 21, 1957, in Billings and they settled in Blackwell.

Bonham later received her GED and began working for Gloria Belair Realty of Blackwell. She received her realtors license while working for Belair Realty and later began working for Harold Weigle Agency for 10 years. She then started her own business, Bonham Realty, operating it until the time of her death. She was a member of the Board of Realtors of Blackwell and was also a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

She is survived by her husband of the home; her mother of Blackwell; three daughters, Sharon Owili-Eger of Ponca City, Marcia Richmond of Blackwell, and Linda Thompson of Edmond; one son, Scott Bonham of Blackwell; two sisters, Lois Luthye of Perry and Judy Garris of Bella Vista, Ark.; two brothers, Lloyd Bryant of Hot Springs, Ark., and Pat Bryant of California; and 13 grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her father and one sister, Karen Smith.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Hospice of Ponca City, 1904 N. Union, Ponca city, OK 74601 or World Wide Preaching of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 401 E. Dewey, Blackwell, OK 74631.

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