Wrather Thoughts

A daily journal of the thoughts, ideas, and life of Ed Wrather who is a pastor and writer of the Burning Bush Devotional www.theburningbush.net wrather@dobsonteleco.com

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Mother's Funeral

My Mother's funeral service will be tomorrow, Friday, December 7 at the Martin's Funeral Chapel in Elk City, Oklahoma at 2pm. I will be preaching the funeral message and would appreciate your prayers. Thank you!!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

My Mother has gone to be with the Lord

My Mother passed away early Monday morning. She apparently had a stroke a little over a week ago. She had been in a nursing home since May 2005. She knew the Lord as her Savior and the Lord has been merciful to her to take her home to be with Him.

Bonita Faye (Taliaferro) Wrather passed away Monday, December 3, 2007 at the Hensley Nursing Home in Sayre, Oklahoma. Bonita was born on the family farm south of Canute, Oklahoma, October 21, 1925 to Edwin (Ed) Zachary Taliaferro and Verla Elvina (Marical) Taliaferro. Bonita married Wayne Wrather on May 14, 1943. When Bonita’s parents retired and moved to Elk City, Bonita and Wayne moved to their farm south of Canute in about 1952 and lived there until entering the nursing home.

Bonita helped on the farm in the early years of marriage. Later she worked at Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base for five years in the cafeteria and as a key punch operator. Bonita enjoyed plants and crafts of all kinds. She operated a small greenhouse for many years and gave painting and other lessons. She had many interests including playing the accordion and piano when she was young. Bonita was a member of the Canute Methodist Church.

Bonita is survived by her sister, Fern Turner of Sayre, Oklahoma; a son, Ed and Jeanie Wrather of Sweetwater, Oklahoma; and, a daughter, Reta and Bob Wagner of Bermuda; also by Bob and Jan Allen of Cawker City, Kansas a cousin of Wayne’s who lived with the family while he attended high school at Canute. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Ruth Ward of Owasso, Oklahoma; Robert and Janet Wagner of Sachse, Texas; Ronald and Nikki Wagner of Valencia, California; Clark and Libby Wrather of Broken Bow, Oklahoma; Nick Wrather of Sweetwater, Oklahoma; and by ten great grandchildren (Cooper, Colton, and Conner Ward; Ashton and Criston Wagner; Ryan and Miranda Wagner; Madison, Mason, and Max Wrather) and a host of other relatives and friends.