The Lord embraced our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, Bonnie (Smith) Self, as she passed away on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Bonnie was born Sept. 12, 1931, to the loving parents of Myrtle and George Smith in Locke, Ark. She was a homemaker and retired Boeing employee of 17 years. She enjoyed sewing, embroidery, quilting, cooking and gardening. She was always the happiest though when she was surrounded by her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to joke and had an ornery side.
She was a simple, kindhearted, godly woman being a faithful member of the Freewill Baptist Church all her life. Bonnie was a single mother who independently raised, loved and provided for her children.
She is survived by her four children, Dewayne Evans of Mountainburg, Paula (Ken) Ewertz and Jaquetta Servis, both of Wichita, Kan., and Chuck (Bo) Self of Newton, Kan.; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Myrtle Smith; and eight siblings, Raymond Smith, Edna Burrough, Opal Teague, Truman Smith, Irene Woods, Billy Joe Smith, Ruby Jean Ybarra and Leon Smith.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pigeon Creek Freewill Baptist Church in Mountainburg. Interment will follow at Locke Cemetery. Service is under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma. The service will be officiated by Pastor Justin Allen. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
A memorial is established with the Alzheimer’s Association, 1820 E. Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67214.