Richard "Rich" G. Bonner, age 57, loving husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend passed away Monday, May 7, 2007. Richard was born on May 13, 1949, in Joplin, Missouri. He was raised in Fort Scott. Richard graduated from Campus High School in Haysville.
He joined the Air Force and served in Vietnam and later re-enlisted with the Navy. Richard spent 20 years of his life serving in the Armed Forces; he served in both Vietnam and the Persian Gulf.
Richard was active in Boy Scouts as a youth, was a Civil War historian, was proud of his Indian heritage and culture, and was a very patriotic person. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Pat Bonner of the home; parents, Richard and Thelma Bonner of Grove, Oklahoma; sister, L. Jayne Johnson of Haysville; brother, David M. Bonner of Santa Maria, California; nieces, Theresa Anderson, Ali Baker, and Breeann Bonner; nephew, Jerrod Johnson; great-niece, Kiersten Bonner; great-nephews, Clayton Anderson and Drew Baker. Visitation from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 10. Service at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Both will take place at Lakeview Funeral Home. Internment will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Fort Scott National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Kansas Humane Society. www.mylakeviewfuneralhome.com