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Bonna Lea (Holmes) Edwards

July 24, 1924 ~ November 10, 2021 (age 97)


Bonna Martin Edwards was born on July 24, 1924 to Harvey and Alpha Holmes in Judsonia, Arkansas. She passed away on November 10, 2021.  Bonna was preceded in death by her husbands, Russell Martin and Charles Edwards as well as her only grandchild, Brian St. John.  She is survived by her son, Lawrence (Larry) Martin of Grapevine, Arkansas. and her daughter, Barbara St. John, of Kalamazoo, Michigan. her brother, Lawrence Holmes and two sisters, Nancy Taylor and Pat Vaughn.

She was loved and will be missed by many extended family and friends.  Bonna lived in Kalamazoo for over fifty years.  She was a stay at home Mom, who enjoyed gardening, reading, bible study, world religions and being a good friend and neighbor.  After her children grew up, she worked for the U.S. Postal Service and Borgess Hospital as a ward clerk.  She returned to Arkansas in 1999.  She loved God and people and was always willing to help anywhere she saw a need.  Burial will be at Genesee Prairie Cemetery in Oshtemo Township on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 2:00 P.M.

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