Mt. Vernon Register-News

July 22, 2013

Bonnie Ehrhart



Bonnie Lucille Buchanan Ehrhart departed this life on July 21, 2013, and was born the 15th of September, 1919, in Wayne County, the daughter of Guy and Ethel Smith Buchanan. She was the eldest of nine children, five boys and four girls.

She married Edward Charles Ehrhart on March 14, 1936, and their marriage of 63 years lasted until his death in 2000, and produced five children, three boys and two girls.

Lucille is survived by a sister, Sarah Woody of St. Louis and her children, Treva Bennett and her husband Don of Wayne City, Pat Brown and her husband Ron of Round Lake, Larry and wife Judy, Steve and wife Paula and Gary and wife Judy all of Wayne City. She is survived by 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; her parents; five brothers, Guy Jr., Alvie, Charley, Ralph and Vernie; and two sisters, Millie and Barbara; and one great-grandchild, Nathaniel.

Graveside funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Farnsworth Cemetery with the Rev. Elton Story officiating.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for First United Methodist Church of Wayne City.