The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 6, 2014

Bonnie Stoner

WYANDOTTE, Okla. — Bonnie Maxcine Stoner, of Wyandotte, Okla., passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014,  in Joplin, Mo. She was 94.

She was born July 17, 1919, in Ottawa County, Okla.,  to Riley and Laura (Lankford) McCorkell. She had lived in Ottawa County all her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bible Holiness Assembly of God Church in Neosho, Mo.  

She married Alex T. Stoner July 4, 1936, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 1995.

She was also preceded by a son, Marshall Stoner in 2011; daughter, Laura Rector in 2006; three brothers, Burton McCorkell, George McCorkell and Jack McCorkell; and a sister, Beatrice Kropp.

She is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Jane Clayton, of Joplin; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Louise Stoner; son-in-law, Jim Rector; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family.

Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. at Bible Holiness Assembly of God Church at 614 North High in Neosho. Rev. Daniel Taylor will officiate. Interment will be in Ottawa Indian Cemetery, southeast of Miami, Okla. Pallbearers will be Kevin Clayton, Curtis Rector, Mark Rector, Nathan Sheridan, Ryan Whitley, Anthony Sheridan and Alex Whitley. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami.

Online condolences may be made at

In lieu of flowers you may donate to Ozark Bible Institute.

Services are under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home, of Miami. 

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