Carl Allen Bonham

Graveside inurnment for Carl Allen Bonham, 71, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014 at Memorial Park Cemetery. He died Monday, March 17, 2014 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Carl was born October 12, 1942 in Heber Springs, AR the son of Everette Eugene and Mary Lee (Treas) Bonham.

He graduated from Perry High School.

He worked at Farmland Coop Fertilizer Plant for 25 years until 1986. He started his own business Carpet Care – 1 and operated the business until he retired in 2006.

He married Katherine L. James on December 30, 1961 in Lawrence, KS. She died July 1989. He then married Cindy A. Whipple on November 4, 2000 in Lawrence. She survives of the home with his pug, Abby.

Other survivors include two daughters Christina L. (Steve) Seratte, Lawrence, Stephanie K. (Marc) Johnson, Ozawkie, KS; one son, Scott A. (Susan) Bonham, Lawrence; seven grandchildren; one sister, Betty (John) Dougan, Lawrence; and one brother Everett (Louise) Bonham, Oskaloosa, KS.

The family suggests memorials in his name to Midland Hospice and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

8 Condolences

  1. Claudia Sims on March 19, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Sorry to hear of your loss Scott and family ,prayers to you and family.

  2. James C. Dunn on March 19, 2014 at 6:03 am

    I best knew Carl via his Carpet Care I business. He was so accommodating of my tenant needs and my business needs for “creative” carpet cleaning services.

    Carl and Cindy made a great working team–always good spirits and a good time.

    My special condolences to Cindy.

    James Dunn

  3. Paula Hladky on March 19, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I was so glad to run into Carl at The Legion in Perry a few months ago. He has been a friend from many years and all through PRHS. Carl was a character when he was young and there was never a dull moment when Carl was around. I have many memories of Carl and they almost always included a big laugh. Rest in peace my old friend.

  4. Michael Fitkin on March 20, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Marc, Stephanie and all family/friends,

    We pray for comfort during this difficult time for all family and friends. May the remembrance of his life be a blessing to each who knew him and may God grant you peace with his passing.

    With love,
    Michael & Melissa Fitkin

  5. LaVonda Norcross on March 20, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Stephanie and family,
    I am sorry for the loss of your loved one. Stephanie I remember you and I having many good talks at the Peds office about our dads and what they meant to us. We both had special dads and I am sorry to hear about your dads passing. I too lost my dad and I wish I could tell you that the pain and sorrow goes away but 2 years later I still find myself with pain and sorrow at times. I will be praying for you and know that it will get better. Praying for peace and comfort for your entire family.
    LaVonda Norcross

  6. Deb Deering on March 20, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I will miss you Carl. I loved your smile and your ornery side of things. You were a good man and I appreciated all his help along with Cindy’s when I was sick. They would come over and help with my yard work and more.

    I so sorry for your lose Cindy. Know that you have folks thinking about you and sending you good thoughts during this time.

  7. Steven L. George on November 22, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Please accept my deepest sympathies

  8. Christiana on April 25, 2016 at 2:46 pm

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