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Funeral services for Doris Donna Jean Bonham, 82, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2013, at Gospel Hill Church of Christ, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bonham died at 1:10 a.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at NHC Healthcare.

She was born July 25, 1930, at Elijah, Missouri, to Willis Marion Tackitt and Martha Hill Tackitt. On April 11, 1946, she was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Herbert Ruland Bonham, who preceded her in death on May 4, 1986. Mrs. Bonham was a homemaker and had worked at Baxter Lab. She loved her children and grandchildren and enjoyed quilting, embroidery, sewing, gardening, singing and playing guitar. Mrs. Bonham was a member of the Church of Christ and had most recently attended Central Church of Christ.

She is survived by seven children, Richard Bonham, wife, Joan, Bakersfield, Missouri, Tommy Bonham, wife, Beverly, Caulfield, Missouri, Harry Bonham, wife, Wanda, Pottersville, Missouri, Mike Bonham, wife, Gail, Caulfield, Missouri, Blake Bonham, wife, Debbie, Caulfield, Missouri, Patty Sturgeon, husband, Gary, Bakersfield, Missouri and Cindy Martin, husband, David, West Plains, Missouri; twenty-four grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lee Olen Tackitt, wife, Edie, Howard’s Ridge, Missouri and Billy Joe Tackitt, wife, Patsy, Caulfield, Missouri; three sisters, Myrtle Hensley, Pauline Bean and Blanche Hardin, all of Caulfield, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, one brother, J. B. Tackitt, four sisters, Jewell Tackitt, Snowy Spoon, Esther Langston and Katherine Tackitt and one daughter-in-law, Pam Bonham, precede her in death.

The family would like to thank the special friends that their mother had at NHC Healthcare and the care they shown.

Mrs. Bonham will lie in state from 4:00 p.m., Thursday until Noon Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Gospel Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Gospel Hill Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

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