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Darlene Bonham

May 16th, 1955 - Nov 23rd, 2020


Memorial Ceremony: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, November 28, 2020, at Flora Assembly of God Church 


     Carolyn Darlene Bonham, age 65, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Monday evening, November 23, 2020, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Indiana, surrounded by her loving husband and kids.

     She was born May 16, 1955, in Flora, Illinois, the daughter of Raymond and Carolyn E. (Johnson) Lamphere.  She was united in marriage to David Bonham December 27, 1972, and together they have shared 47 wedding anniversaries.

     Darlene was a member of Flora Assembly of God Church where she and David taught Sunday school class.  She served as a minister’s wife and will be remembered as a strong woman who was strong in her faith.  “What A Day That Will Be” was one of her favorite hymns and she enjoyed singing it with David, as well as a song by The Archies, “Seventeen Ain’t Young,” that was considered “their song” when they were dating.  Darlene volunteered her time with Operation Christmas Child and cherished time spent with family, friends, and spoiling her grandkids.  

     She is survived by her husband: David Bonham; 3 children: Allen (Tonya) Bonham, Sheila (David) Greenwood, and Christina Bonham; grandchildren: Levi, Zachery, Ayden, Grayson, Preston, Kayla, Kyle, Andrew, Brittney, and Cheyenne; 8 great-grandchildren; mother-in-law: Evelyn Bonham; and several brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews also survive.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and father-in-law, George Bonham.

     A memorial ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, November 28, 2020, at Flora Assembly of God Church.  In accordance with an Illinois mandate, masks will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be followed.  Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to Operation Christmas Child and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence visit:


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Karol savittieri and family

November 24th

So sorry for your loss. Heavens gain. Remember the good times. That is what she would want. Hugs and prayers for all of you 💕

Don and Mary Smith

November 25th

David, We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family!

Gary Kittle

November 24th

Dave I'm so sorry for your loss


November 25th

Dave so sorry for your loss. Blane spoke of you often.

Debbie King Casell

November 25th

Dave, I am so very sorry for your loss. It just doesn't seem real that she is gone. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this painful and difficult time, now and in the days to come. Godspeed on your journey Darlene.

Nita Smith

November 25th

Darlene was a very sweet lady and I’m so sorry for her loss. I’m praying for the family. May God bring you all comfort.

Lisa Kessler

November 25th

Prayers and hugs to the family


November 25th

Sorry for your loss

Luis R Marquez

November 25th

So sorry to hear of your lost. Our Prayer are with you. Soon we will be reunited with our love ones

Richard Peggy Williams

November 25th

So sorry for your loss.

Staci Houston

November 25th

Sharon David

November 25th

David, I am so sorry for your loss. It was always nice to talk to you both. You two were always together and so sweet to each other. God bless you.

Anita Dickerson

November 25th

Praying for comfort and peace for all the family.

Marie and Dave Workman

November 25th

We are so sorry, for everyone's loss. Darlene, David, and Christina have been wonderful friends, to us. We will miss Darlene's hugs, playing games with her, on Facebook, and that beautiful smile of hers. We know, she's enjoying Heaven, but we can't help that we miss her. We are looking forward to the day, we will see each other, again. We will always remember doing fund raisers, with Darlene. The first time we met Darlene, at church, she embraced us, like we were long lost relatives. She was such a loving, caring, and welcoming person. Her, and David were there for us, through some really hard times; in our lives. Darlene, will always be in our hearts. Darlene's entire family, are in our thoughts, and prayers.

Frank and Norine...

November 25th

Dave, we are so sorry for your loss and even though there are no words we can express to soften the hurt we want you to know we also feel the pain. May God's love and peace surround you and your family as you go through this trying and prayers Frank and Norine.

Anthony n brandy filk

November 26th

I'm so sorry to read this she was a lovely lady loved life her church she was very sweet and nice to me I'll never forget that love miss u till we meet again

Tom & Angie Tolliver

November 26th

So sorry for your loss, we are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Jim & Vickie Robinson

November 26th

So Sorry for your loss! Prayers and Hugs! Luv Ya All!!


November 26th

I'm so sorry for loss

Vance & Mandy Cobb

November 26th

So sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Tim Bowen

November 26th

My prayers will be with you and your family as you rejoice in your wifes heavenly homecoming

Tammy and Rich Wyman

November 26th

Sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in thoughts and prayers.

lenora grace hays colby

November 26th

So sorry for your loss, God must have needed an angel. All my prayers out to my cousin and her family

Christina Bonham

November 26th

R.I.P Mama

Todd and Pam Bennett

November 26th

Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

Mary Lappin

November 28th

Sheila,we are so sorry for the loss of your mom,will keep you and all your family in our thoughts and prayers. ❤🤗we love you.

Joseph hancock

November 28th

Words can't Express how much she'll be missed. I going miss her laugh and chats .

Karla hackney

November 29th

She was such a sweet lady I loved her alot I remember when we use to come visit and her and Dave spoiled me rotten with candy and soda good ole times they were she had the best hugs and smile she loved god so so much her heart amazed me love you sis till we meet again can't wait for my heavenly hugs

Peggy Lowry Gibson

December 9th

Darlene I miss you so much already. All my love to David and the family.

Nancy Bateman

December 28th

David I know it happened last month and sloppily just got here. you know how much I loved you & Darlene. she was one of my hi lites on Sunday morning. NEVER EVER failed to say "Good Morning" and give me a hug. NEVER ONE TIME that I remember. One member of that church I won't soon forget. bye my friend til we meet again



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