Washington Evening Journal
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LUCILLE K. 'LUCY' BONHAM
Lucille K. "Lucy" Bonham, 94, of Washington, Iowa, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, at the Washington County Hospital. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at Jones & Eden Funeral Home. Calling hours will begin 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 10 until 10 a.m. Interment will take place at Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington. Memorials have been established for the Meals on Wheels program. Online condolences may be sent for Lucy's family through the web at www.jonesfh.com.
Lucy was born July 15, 1927, in Kalona, Iowa, the daughter of Adolph and Pearl (Sharpe) Votruba. She attended school in Kalona and graduated from Washington High School. Lucy was united in marriage to Donald E. Smith on June 7, 1947. He preceded her in death on July 3, 1973. Lucy later married Jack Bonham on Oct. 7, 1978, in Washington, Iowa.
Lucy worked at the Stewart and Shearer Abstracting office and later worked at Washington County Abstract Co. Throughout her life, Lucy had a love of bowling and bike riding. She played on several local bowling leagues and participated in National Bowling Tournaments. She began riding RAGBRAI at the age of 65 and continued riding the annual event until she was 90. She loved nature and going on drives. Lucy was a collector of bird figurines and dolls. In her earlier years, she enjoyed playing softball and roller skating.
She is survived by her daughter, Beverly "Bev" Parsons and husband Gary of Wapello, Iowa; son, Stephen Smith and wife Kathy of Bakersfield, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Judy Bonham of Sallisaw, Okla., and Lesa Bonham of Taylorsville, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a number of great-great-grandchildren.
Lucy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald Smith in 1973; husband, Jack Bonham on Dec. 6, 2021; two brothers, John and Charles Votruba; and two sisters, Margaret Vinton and Dorothy Jacobs.