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Vesta Ann Hiatt Bonk
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Birth: Jul. 12, 1903
Kansas, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 1949
Los Angeles County
California, USA

South Dakota Marriages
Vesta Ann Hiatt, Maiden, age 30, from Miller, Hand County, SD
married 16 June 1935
Hand County, SD
to Harold E Bowers, bachelor, age 33, from Sisseton, Roberts County, SD
California Death Index
Birth Date: 12 Jul 1903
Birthplace: Kansas
Death Date: 15 Dec 1949
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Thornton
Father's Surname: Hiatt
The Miller Press, Miller, Hand County, South Dakota, Thursday, December 22, 1949, vol 68 #9, p1 c5


Following an illness of a year, death claimed Mrs. G.G. Bonk, the former Vesta Hiatt, on Thursday, December 15, Mrs. Bonk, whose home was in Compton, Calif., passed away at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Sarah Greenacre , in Los Angeles.

Funeral services were held in Los Angeles Saturday afternoon, and the body was shipped to Miller for the final service and burial. Services will be held this Thursday afternoon from the Miller Methodist church, with Rev. Joseph Andrews, assisted by Rev. Stuart Parvin, in charge. Burial will be made in the Hiatt family plot in the G.A.R. cemetery. Members of the Eastern Star will conduct the ritualistic burial service at the church.

Born July 12, 1903, in Mahaska, Kansas, Mrs. Bonk came to South Dakota at the age of five, attended school at Burdette, and later White.

The first thirty years of her life were spent in Miller. For 12 years she was employed as operator at the Miller telephone company, and was employed with the company through various states for 23 years. She was in this employment when taken ill.

In July, 1946, she was married to G.G. Bonk at Compton, Calif. They made this city their home for two years, and then moved to Los Angeles.

Mrs. Bonk was for many years a member of Crescent Chapter Eastern Star. Vesta, as she was known to many, made many acquaintances through her work, and was known for the competent service she gave in her chosen field.

Survivors include her husband, her aged father, L.N. Hiatt of Miller, two sister, Mrs. L. F. Trotman of Miller and Mrs. Roy Luhrs of Kalama, Wash., and two brothers,, A. L. Hiatt of Albany, Ore., and C. R. Hiatt of Narga, Kans. Her mother preceded her in death in 1933.
Family links: 
  Lemuel Nelson Hiatt (1861 - 1954)
  Lillie Ray Thornton Hiatt (1867 - 1933)
  Charles Raymond Hiatt (1888 - 1976)*
  Eva Maude Hiatt Luhrs (1890 - 1987)*
  Grace L. Hiatt Trotman (1894 - 1995)*
  Vesta Ann Hiatt Bonk (1903 - 1949)
*Calculated relationship
G A R Cemetery
Hand County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: block 15, lot 3, grave 2
Maintained by: Kay Baldwin
Originally Created by: Barb Jones
Record added: Mar 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87134580
Vesta Ann <i>Hiatt</i> Bonk
Added by: Barb Jones
Vesta Ann <i>Hiatt</i> Bonk
Added by: Barb Jones
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for my Gr. Grandmother's first cousin.
- Kay Baldwin
 Added: Dec. 1, 2012

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