|Birth: ||Dec. 13, 1944|
|Death: ||Oct. 4, 2010|
Richard Karl Bonham, age 65, of Osawatomie, Kansas, died October 4, 2010 at the Olathe Medical Center.
Richard was born December 13, 1944 at Coffeyville, Kansas. He was the youngest and only son born to Kenneth Richard and Dorothy Elizabeth (Armstrong) Bonham.
Richard graduated from Field Kinley High School in Coffeyville, Kansas with the Class of 1962. He graduated from Pittsburg State University in 1966 with two bachelor's degrees, one in psychology and one in art education. He was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
He served his country with the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1969.
He began working for the Union Pacific Railroad in 1974. He was an engineer. He retired from the railroad in January of 2010 after 36 years of service.
He was married to Carolyn Cook in June of 1969 at Coffeyville, Kansas. They became the parents of three daughters. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1983.
He married Glora (Freeman) Fletcher on January 26, 1996 at the Old Stone Church in Osawatomie. They made their home in Osawatomie.
He was a member of Masonic Osage Valley Lodge #24 AF & AM and also a lifetime member of the Elks, B.P.O.E. Lodge #921.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife Glora of the home; three daughters Erin Bonham of Dallas, Texas, Megan Bonham-Cunningham of Austin, Texas, and Sara Bonham of Austin, Texas; two sisters Kenny Kay Grundy of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Sharon Pratt of Independence, Kansas; two grandchildren Evan and Rhett Cunningham; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, October 7, 2010 at the Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home in Osawatomie with military honors. Visitation will follow the funeral service.
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Record added: Jun 17, 2011
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