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Bonnie Dickerson

March 3, 1925 — February 3, 2010

Bonnie Jo Dickerson (1925-2010)
Bonnie Jo Dickerson, 84, of Worthington, Ky., affectionately known as Mrs. "D" by her students, lost her battle with cancer on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, John and Katie Staten of Russell, Ky.
She was born March 3, 1925, in Ashland, Ky., a daughter of the late John E. and Thelma M. Kirk Harper.
She was also preceded in death by husbands Forrest C. "Walk" Staten and Thomas E. Dickerson.
She was an American history teacher for the Russell Independent School District with 30 years of service and taught at Russell High School. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Russell, received the "Teachers That Make a Difference Award" from the University of Kentucky, taught Problems of American Life (a college level course) and started the award-winning High Q academic teams in 1979.
Additional survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, JoDee and Jack Gould of Milan, Mich.; a sister, Johnna "Tudy" Thompson of Ashland; four grandchildren, Sara Gould, Hanna Gould, Elizabeth (Jim) Flachsmann and Mistye Staten; stepgrandchildren Cheryl and Joe O'Connor of New Baltimore, Mich., Carol and Jeff Neal of San Diego, Calif., Tom and Tonya Riley of Warren, Mich., and Linda and Dave Skladonowski of Warren; three great-grandsons; a stepgrandson; and 14 stepgreat-grandchildren. She is also survived by her special Chihuahua, Pepe.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel in Ashland by Elder Richard Sheffield and a eulogy read by Jim Lyon. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland.
Pallbearers will be Jack Gould, James Flachsmann, Robert "Bo" Harte II, Robert Harte Sr., Joe O'Connor and Tom Riley.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.
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