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Karen Sue ‘Suzie’ Bonham

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

Suzie was born in Marysville on Oct. 26, 1958, a daughter of Charles and Charlotte “Tootie” Eckurd Williams, who survive in Bellefontaine.

She also is survived by her children a son, Kyle (Jessica) Bonham of Westerville; daughter, Keli (fiancée Justin Acton) Bonham of Dublin; brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Kathy Blackburn Williams of Woodstock; the father of her children, R. David Bonham of Westerville; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and many special friends in the Woodstock, North Lewisburg and Westerville areas.

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

A 1976 graduate of Triad High School in North Lewisburg, Suzie attended Rio Grande College in Rio Grande. She worked for the Union County Sheriff's Office as a dispatcher, Corroon and Black Insurance Company, and Sign Pro Insurance Company in Columbus.

Suzie never lost her love of her small hometown of Woodstock and was an Ohio State fan.

Pastor Karen Montgomery officiates a funeral at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, where visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial is in Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg.

The family thanks 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, memorial contributions may be made to James Cancer Hospital, 660 Ackerman Road, P.O. Box 183112, Columbus 43218; or to The Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus 43214.

Express condolences at www.vernonfh.com.

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