The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


August 22, 2013

Bonnie S. Caldwell

NEOSHO, Mo. — Bonnie S. Caldwell, 81, Neosho, Mo., died Aug. 20, 2013, at Medicalodge in Neosho, following a lengthy illness.

Bonnie was born Sept. 22, 1931, in Fayetteville, Ark., the daughter of Harvey and Lillie (Sullivan) McGaugh. She was a lifelong area resident and had worked at Kraft Foods as lead person and in customer service at La-Z-Boy and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Bonnie and Bob Caldwell were married on Feb. 23, 1952, at Anderson, Mo. He survives.

She is also survived by two sons, Larry Caldwell and wife, Karen, Aurora, Mo., and Dennis Caldwell, Neosho; two granddaughters, Kristy Boatwright, Aurora, and Kathy McVey and husband, Eric, Springdale, Ark.; three great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Landon Boatwright and Bella Grace McVey; and a brother, Bill McGaugh and wife, Sally, Gladstone, Mo. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister, Robbie Dean Owen.

Services will be Friday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m. at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Dr. Jerry Seigel and Pastor Buddy Funk will officiate. Interment will be in the Neosho Memorial Park Cemetery and serving as pallbearers will be Stanley Crawford, Jarvey Harris, Jim Green, Bill Martz, Garry Guppy and Gene Pettit. Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, on Thursday from 9 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions in memory of Bonnie may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church Haiti Mission Endeavor in care of Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.

Bonnie was indeed a servant to those who had a need. She used to tell others how every morning she would hop out of bed, feed her family first of all, bake a pie or a cake and take it to someone. We loved her deeply and miss her even more. But we know she is out of her pain and is reaping her rewards with her Lord and Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ.

Service arrangements are under the directions of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

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