Wilma Yvonne "Bonnie" Morman - 1925-2009
Wilma Yvonne "Bonnie" Morman, 83, of Catlettsburg, went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 31, 2009.
Bonnie was born April 23, 1925, in Williamson, W.Va., to the late John H. and Mary Blaine Bishop Cornette. She was also preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Jesse Mildred "Sissie" and Ivan Carter; her brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Belle Cornette, Cornie and Margaret Cornette and Ishmael and Annabelle Cornette; her infant brothers, Ivan and John Logan Cornette; and her nieces, Ann Carter Stanley and Linda Gail Dill.
Bonnie is survived by her husband of 66 years, William C. "Bill" Morman; her son and daughter-in-law, Rodney William and Shelia Morman; her granddaughters and their husbands, Heather and Larry Lucas and Amber and Kevin Burke; her grandson and his wife, Ray and Kim Price; and her great-grandchildren, Dillon Lucas, Justin Lucas, Amelia Lucas, Alaina Lucas, Jessie Burke and Mattie Rae Price.
She is also survived by her nieces, Joyce Carter Brammell and her husband, Leonard, Mary Anne Rakes, Sue Spurlock and Patty Irwin and her husband, Ron; and her nephews, Charlie Cornette and his wife, Sarah, and Mike Cornette and his wife, Cindee.
Bonnie was known for her beauty, both outside and inside. The love of her life knew the first time he saw her that she would be his wife. Bonnie and Bill married on May 16, 1942, just before he left for World War II. While Bill was overseas, Bonnie modeled in New York then came back to Ashland and worked at Clayton Lambert Munitions Factory. When he returned, she settled into her true calling as mother and homemaker. Later in life, to further spoil her grandchildren, she worked at the former Mark Mathews in Midtown Plaza, where she fed her love of fashion and made wonderful friends.
Bonnie loved her Savior and worshipped in various churches over the years, including Ashland First Church of the Nazarene, Grace Church of the Nazarene and the Assembly of God on Blackburn Avenue. She was a devoted friend and prayer warrior, often spending hours praying on the phone or in prayer meetings she hosted in her home. Her love for animals was evident as her home and surroundings were always full of God's creatures.
Bonnie's interests included reading, especially her Bible, sewing, gardening, shopping and preparing weekly dinners for her family. She loved caring for her husband, watching her great-grandchildren play and keeping up with the day-to-day lives of her family and friends. What she enjoyed most in life was devoting her love and efforts to her family.
Bonnie's life was a testimony of the love of Jesus Christ to all who met her; her greatest desire was for all of her loved ones to meet her in heaven someday.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, April 2 at Miller Funeral Home in Ashland by the Rev. Shane Cox. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.
Serving as pallbearers will be Leonard Brammell, Kevin Burke, Charlie Cornette, Mike Cornette, Larry Lucas and Ray Price.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.