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Karen Bonham

October 26, 1958 - July 18, 2013

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013 1:00 PM Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home

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Monday, July 22 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home

Karen Sue “Suzie” Bonham, 54, of Westerville, Ohio, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013 in the Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio.


Suzie was born October 26, 1958 in Marysville, Ohio.


Suzie was a 1976 graduate of Triad High School in North Lewisburg, Ohio and attended Rio Grande College in Rio Grande, Ohio. She worked for the Union County Sheriff’s Department as a dispatcher, Corroon and Black Insurance Company, and Sign Pro Insurance Company in Columbus, Ohio. Suzie never lost her love of her small hometown of Woodstock and was an Ohio State fan.


She is survived by her children, a son Kyle (Jessica) Bonham of Westerville and a daughter Keli (fiance, Justin Acton) Bonham of Dublin; her parents, Charles and Charlotte “Tootie” (Eckurd) Williams of Bellefontaine; brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Kathy (Blackburn) Williams of Woodstock; the father of her children, R. David Bonham of Westerville; her aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends in the Woodstock, North Lewisburg, and Westerville area.


Suzie is preceded in death by her grandparents, Russell G. and Virginia E. (Horn) Eckurd, Charles E. Williams, and Klaire L. (Willis) Williams.


A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2013 in the FRESHWATER, McDONALD, & VERNON FUNERAL HOME, North Lewisburg. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in the funeral home with Pastor Karen Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg, Ohio.


The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at the James Cancer Hospital for their excellent care and support during the last year and a half, and to the Kobacker House doctors, nurses, and staff for the comfort given in her final days.


In lieu of flowers, friends may make a tribute donation to James Cancer Hospital, 660 Ackerman Rd, P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, Ohio 43218 or to The Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43214 in memory of Karen Sue “Suzie” Bonham. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


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Gary Pisano & Chris Cochrane - Jul 22, 2013

Kyle and Keli, so sorry for the loss of your mom, our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Staci Maine - Jul 22, 2013

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Roger Perry - Jul 22, 2013

I worked with Suzie for a brief time at DesignPro and appreciated her bubbly personality. She had a good sense of humor a great quality to have in life. Having lost a dear brother to cancer a few years ago I can empathize with your loss. I pray for you & hope coping becomes easier over time.

Jill Swimm - Jul 22, 2013

So sorry for your loss. Suzi always made me laugh, and she had such a big, generous heart. She will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Beth Klein - Jul 22, 2013

I will never forget the great times Suzie and I had cheering our sons on in their sports. Suzie helped raise two very nice your adults. So sorry she won’t be here to share in her own success, watching them grow.

Paul & MaryEllen Hastings - Jul 22, 2013

Our sincerest condolences to the family. Suzie will be missed.

Paul & MaryEllen Hastings - Jul 22, 2013

Our sincerest condolences to the family. Suzie will be missed.

Kim Birt- Chamberlin - Jul 21, 2013

Susie and I were friends in elementary school when I also lived in Woodstock. My family moved away in 5th grade and returned to the North Lewisburg area 3 years later and I graduated with her from Triad.I remember going to Susie’s house when I lived in Woodstock and she would haul me around on her bike. I am so sorry for your loss and pray God’s comfort and peace surround each one of you.

Kim Birt- Chamberlin - Jul 21, 2013

Susie and I were friends in elementary school when I also lived in Woodstock. My family moved away in 5th grade and returned to the North Lewisburg area 3 years later and I graduated with her from Triad.I remember going to Susie’s house when I lived in Woodstock and she would haul me around on her bike. I am so sorry for your loss and pray God’s comfort and peace surround each one of you.

Denise Woodruff Damron - Jul 20, 2013

I can not express the sadness I feel right now. Even though I have not seen Susie in so many years, I can still hear her laughter. What a beautiful person she was, inside and out. I do not ever remember her being angry at anything or anyone. I truly loved her as a friend and wished we would have stayed in touch. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. With deepest sympathy.

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