Bonita Duncan, May 30, 1936~November 25, 2017

Duncan, Bonita copyBonita Duncan, age 81, of Springdale died Saturday, November 25, 2017.  She was born on May 30, 1936 to Ila and Bernie Watson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ila and Bernie Watson and a sister, Leona Bailey and her husband, Marvin.

She is survived by her husband, Willis; a brother, Neldon (Sue) Watson of Cummings, GA.; a sister, Deanna (Wade) Ely of Conway, AR.; her children, Larry (Jo) Baggett, Pamela (Paul) Scaggs, Dale (Debbie) Baggett; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bonita always saw the need for children to build a relationship with God.  She taught in the cradle roll department at National & High St. (Water Mill) Church of Christ in Springfield, MO.  She also taught the four-year-old class at Sedona Church of Christ in Sedona, AZ. and at Robinson Ave. Church of Christ in Springdale, AR. for many years.  There are many people who remember being taught by her or her teaching their kids, not to mention her very own children.  Her motivation was to put God first in all things, and she shared this to all she met.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Robinson Avenue Church of Christ, 1506 W. Robinson Ave., Springdale, AR. 72764.  Burial will follow at West Fork Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.  The family will greet friends at the church on Saturday from 9:00 A.M. until service-time.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Happy Hollow Bible Camp, 334 E. Kearney St., Box 101, Springfield, MO. 65803.

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    Debi and Ron Murphy » 28. Nov, 2017

    Bonita was such a wonderful, loving christian woman. Our hearts go out to Bonitas family. May God give you strength and comfort in the days ahead. Much Love.

    Caron Henington » 30. Nov, 2017

    Deepest Sympathy my thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

    Krista Casada » 30. Nov, 2017

    Love and prayers.

    Lisa Colwell » 30. Nov, 2017

    Mrs. Duncan was an inspiration to all. My children loved having her as a Bible class teacher.

    Neldon & Sue Watson » 01. Dec, 2017

    Much love for my precious sister and to her family. It is our loss but her gain to go on and be with the Lord. We wish we could be with you and love on you right now but just know that we are with you in spirit. We are making a donation to Happy Hollow in her memory. Love you all,
    Neldon & Sue

    Carisse Ballard » 01. Dec, 2017

    Aunt Bonnie was such a precious person. Her smile was contagious and her laughter could fill a room. I will always remember the way she made me feel so comfortable, welcome and special. Her spirit was warm and loving. I am thankful to have known her and look forward to seeing her again in heaven. My family is making a donation to Happy Hollow in her honor.

    Sherrill (Watson) Emberlin » 01. Dec, 2017

    I was so deeply saddened to hear the news that Aunt Bonnie had passed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of great loss. I know the angels in heaven are rejoicing and Aunt Bonnie is no longer suffering, but that knowledge still doesn’t fully take away the ache in our hearts. I look forward to the time when we can all have a great big family reunion in our heavenly home! I love you all so much! Keith and I are making a donation to Happy Hollow Bible Camp in honor of Aunt Bonnie.

    Lisa Guthridge » 01. Dec, 2017

    Although I didn’t have the opportunity to spend much time with Aunt Bonnie on this earth I look forward to spending eternity with her in heaven. She was a precious lady and a wonderful Aunt. She will be missed by many.