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Bonnie Bliss Webster, 81, of Mason passed away at 2:40 a.m. on Monday, July 10, 2017, in Arthur.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pagel Funeral Homes in Edgewood. There will be a one-hour viewing prior to the service. Mark White and Keenan Smith will be officiating. There will be a graveside service at 3 p.m. Friday at Arthur Cemetery in Arthur. Memorials may go to the Effingham Humane Society, Leith Cemetery or donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.pagelfuneralhome.com.
Bonnie was born on April 28, 1936, in Richland County, the daughter of Raymond Harrison and Mary Knackmuhs. She married James Virgil Smith on Oct. 23, 1954, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 1986. She then married Howard Dean Webster in Nov. 24, 1989, in Edgewood. She was a long-time entrepreneur. She enjoyed quilting, antiquing, raising dogs and spending time with friends and family.
She is survived by her son, Keenan Smith (wife Lorie) of Huffman, Texas; two daughters, Cynthia "Minde" Carter of Arthur, and Sheryl Perez (husband Trinidad) of Arthur; six stepsons, Dean Webster of Edgewood, Frank Webster (wife Sarah) of Mason, Emery Webster (wife Robin) of Annapolis, Paul Webster (wife Deb) of Altamont, Matt Webster of Iuka, and Phillip Webster (wife Shannon) of Effingham; six stepdaughters, Maria McClellan (husband Gary) of Neoga, Erma Black (husband Carl) of Omega, Ann Hollinshead (husband John) of Dieterich, Alta Long (husband Randy) of Tuscola, Laura Dunn (husband Brian) of Neoga, and Rosa Dust (husband Tim) of Watson; several very special half brothers and sisters; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 42 stepgrandchildren; and several stepgreat-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her father, Raymond Harrison; mother, Mary Knakmuhs; and two stepsons, John and Loren Webster.
Published on July 11, 2017
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