Bonnie C. Lawhon, 77, of Mount Vernon, OH went to be with the Lord,
surrounded by her loving family, after a long battle with cancer.
Bonnie was born in Piqua, OH on August 19, 1943 to the late James and
Lila Jean (Lidderdale) Campbell. She grew up in Ohio, New Zealand and
Helena, Arkansas where she married William T. Lawhon, Jr. on February
15, 1964. Bonnie taught 1st and 2nd grade for 24 years in the
Worthington, OH, Memphis, TN and Knox County, TN school systems until
her retirement in 2003.
Bonnie is survived by her husband, Bill (married 57 years); daughters,
Laurie Wright (Tim) of Columbus, and Sara Lawhon (Ryan Rupp) of Mount
Vernon; son, Bill Lawhon, III of Copley; grandchildren, Miranda Lawhon
of Columbus, Erin, Seth, Gina, Pete and Adam Lawhon of Mount Vernon, and
William, Wiley, and Hayes Lawhon of Copley; sister-in-law Donna Spinks
of Mount Vernon; brothers Jim (Diana) Campbell of Sarasota, FL, Ric
(Cathy) Campbell of Helena, AR, and Chris (Kim) Campbell of Greer, SC.
She was preceded in death by daughter-in-law Amanda Lawhon.
Bonnie was a member of Knox Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon
where she found joy interacting with the families there. She enjoyed
various Bible studies and welcoming new people to her church. Bonnie
loved living on her farm – hunting for salamanders with her
grandchildren, raising goats, gardening, and watching sunsets with her
husband and cat, Sherman. Bill and Bonnie hosted numerous community
events, neighborhood parties, tree farm conventions, and scout
activities at the farm. Bonnie rode over 100 miles on the wagon train in
Ohio’s Bicentennial Celebration in 2003.
A memorial service will be held at Lasater Funeral Home, 11337 Upper
Gilchrest Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050 at 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 26
with Pastor Jeremy Logan officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made in Bonnie’s memory to Starting Point, 11 Woodlake Trail, Mount
Vernon, OH 43050 or Knox Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 202 Spruce
Street, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
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