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Evelyn Bonham Potter

Mar 16th, 1933 - Feb 5th, 2021

Funeral:  12 noon Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Visitation:  11 a.m. until 12 noon Wednesday at the funeral home

Interment:  Elmwood Cemetery, Flora


     Evelyn Bernice Bonham Potter, age 87, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Friday night, February 5, 2021, at Flora Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center.

     She was born March 16, 1933, in Logan County, the daughter of William and Nora (Pease) Crosier.  She was previously married to George Bonham.  She later married Virgil Potter and they resided in rural Kinmundy.  Virgil preceded her in death in 2001.

     Evelyn was a faithful woman of God, and had been a member of the United Pentecostal Church and Assembly of God in Flora.  She had worked for the International Shoe Company in Flora, Kralis Poultry in Olney, and had spent years working around her farm outside of Xenia.  She enjoyed tending to her garden and reading her bible.    

     She is survived by 2 sons: David Bonham of Flora and Gary (Amie) Bonham of Sims; 5 grandchildren: Allen (Tonya) Bonham, Sheila (David) Greenwood, Christina Bonham, Katie (Tavis) Martinez, and Ruth Bonham; 11 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; 6 siblings; and a daughter-in-law: Darlene Bonham.

     A funeral ceremony will begin at 12 noon on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with Pastor Lee Woods and David Bonham officiating.  Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday.  Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Assembly of God Church in Flora, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence, visit:


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Meryl Woods Jr

February 7th

So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Schnautz Bridget

February 7th

Dave, I am so very sorry to read of your mother’s passing. Praying for you. Bridget

Norma and Ivan Barnett

February 9th

Allen we are so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

Janice, Stan & Jayden Brown

February 7th

Katie our Thoughts & Prayers are with you & the whole family!

Nancy Bateman

February 11th


Nancy Bateman

February 11th

David, I am so sorry about your PRECIOUS MOTHER I still feel the effects of losing mine in 2007 like it was yesterday



David and Sheila Greenwood
Vickie and Dan Robinson
Pat Burt
Mary Reynolds
David Bryden
Connie Klanke
Vickie Simpson
Meryl Woods Jr
Randy & Lisa Hargis
Artdean,Angelia Warren &family
Don and Mary Smith
Debbie Casell
Russell Hilliard
The Linders
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Glenda Cooper
Carl and Angela Hemrich
Gary and Sherrie Kittle
Larry Frost
Neal & Janet Fehrenbacher
Troy & Kim Welty
Randy Beard
Diana & Greg Rutland
Heritage Woods of Flora Staff & Residents
Garold Hosselton


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Frank & Bright Funeral Home
and Cremation Services

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Flora, Illinois 62839

Phone : (618) 662-2141
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