Submitted by: Ann Weber
Lonny Franklin "Pete" Bonny
Mar 4,1925 - Oct 13, 2013
After graduation from Canute, Pete soon joined the military and was stationed in Alaska. After discharge he went to auctioneers school. While auctioning at Clinton, OK sale barn he met and married the daughter of the owner, Fred Howe. Pete and Betty (Howe) Bonny enjoyed 63 years together as of September 13. To this union was born one son, Bill Bonny. Pete, Betty and Bill lived several years in Clinton. They then moved to Thomas where Bill graduated, Pete began selling John Deere and Betty ran the flower shop. They later moved to Canton and lived there 32 years but still called Thomas home.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Bob, Bob's wife and son; three sisters-in -law, one niece and one brother-in-law on his wife's side; He is survived by his wife Betty; son Bill; his granddaughter Dana Richter and husband Wayne; his greatest great-grandson Cole “High Pockets” Richter; also his brother's remaining children Gaylene and Steve; He considered his wife's brothers, sisters, their spouses and children as his own family and loved them all. His extended family of cousins and their families, friends and neighbors were also loved and appreciated.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Mound Valley Cemetery in Thomas, OK with Pastor David Beck officiating. Services are under the direction of Haigler-Pierce Funeral Home, Canton. Condolences may be made online at www.haiglerpierce.com.
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