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Bonnie Fanning

July 1, 1931 — April 25, 2020

Bonnie Mae Fanning, 88, Grove, OK, passed into eternal rest April 25, 2020 at the Grove Nursing Center in Grove, OK after a sudden illness.

Bonnie Mae York was born July 1, 1931 in Jasper, MO the daughter of Robert Hugh and Alma Faye (Byrd) York. Bonnie loved riding horses and being in the outdoors. She and her husband Joseph worked for the Forestry Service as guides for 15 plus years. Bonnie was a member of the Warrens Branch Baptist Church, Seneca for 15 years. She was a faithful member until she was unable to attend church due to her health issues.

Bonnie Mae York married Joseph Clyde Fanning Jr. May 4, 1946 in Girard, KS and he preceded her in death June 30, 2002. Bonnie was also preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather, Louis Dirksien, one son, Ronald Fanning and two brothers Dean York and Wayne York.

Survivors include three children; Donald Fanning and wife Glenda, Joplin, MO, Terri Schneider and husband Tommy, Seneca and daughter-in-law Karen Fanning, Adair, OK; siblings, Harold York, Corpus Christi, TX and Glen York and wife Mary Lou, Carl Junction, MO; 5 grandchildren, 10 greatgrandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

The body has been taken for cremation under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, MO. The family will hold a Memorial Services at a later date.
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