Feb. 19, 1913 - May 30, 2008
BEAVER CITY -- Wilmetta Evelyn Bonham, 95, formerly of Beaver City, died Friday (May 30, 2008) at Lancaster Manor in Lincoln.
She was born Feb. 19, 1913, at Edison to William and Leona (Neff) Arnold. She grew up in Edison, where she graduated from Edison High School in 1931. Following graduation she was employed by the Edison Telephone Company.
She married Robert Dale Bonham on Dec. 27, 1932, at Beaver City. They farmed north of Beaver City, near Cambridge, west of Beaver City and at Bloomington.
They returned to Beaver City in December of 1955, buying an acreage east of Beaver City where they resided until 1996. They moved to a mobile home in Beaver City, then to the Beaver City Plaza and later the Beaver City Assisted Living and Manor. She moved to Lancaster Manor in Lincoln, following her husband's death on May 29, 2004.
She was employed at the Furnas County Treasurer's Office in 1955, and continued to work in the office for a number of years.
She was a member of First Christian Church in Beaver City and was active in Ladies Aid and Missionary group at the church as well as a Sunday School teacher for a number of years. She was also a volunteer at the Beaver City Manor for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William "Bill" and Leona Arnold; husband, Dale; sister, Dorothy Crozier; and great-granddaughter, Jenny Slater.
Survivors include her four daughters, Shirley and husband, Bud Slater of Hays, Kan., Bertryl and husband, Wayne Seybert of Longmont, Colo., Judy and husband, Dr. Larry Cass of Norwood, Minn., and Bonnie Culver of Lincoln; sister, Leola Lane of Yucca Valley, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m., at Mount Hope Cemetery at Beaver City, with the Rev. Phil Olsen of the First Christian Church of Beaver City, officiating.
Visitation is today until 8 p.m. and Tuesday 8 - 9 a.m., at Wenburg Funeral Home in Beaver City. Condolences or personal reflections can be left at www.wenburgfuneralhome.com
Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church of Beaver City or Beaver City Manor and Assisted Living or the donors choice.
Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City is in charge of arrangements.