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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Obituary: Elizabeth M. Erwin-Heath-Bonham

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  • Elizabeth M. Erwin-Heath-Bonham, 72, died on Saturday (Aug. 18, 2012) in Hutchinson.?She was born on Jan. 14, 1940, in Pledger, Texas, to Thelma Rilla Burden Erwin Davis and Artie Douglas Erwin.?Elizabeth held a membership with Liberty Baptist Church in Newton.?Upon graduating high school, Elizabeth attended college, earning her L.P.N. license. Later in life, she drove a school bus, and then joined the National Carriers fleet company, where she retired after 25 years of truck driving. After retirement, she once again drove the school bus.?During her trucking career, she earned the Million Mile Plaque and also was a member of the Women’s Trucking Association.?Survivors include three children: daughter, Neva R. (Wayne) Kreitzinger of Hillsboro; son, Rodney A. (Virginia) Heath of Newton; son, Elmer C. (Deidre) Heath II of El Dorado; three siblings: brother, Kenneth L. (Janice) Erwin Sr. of Valley Center; brother, Russell D. (Linda) Erwin of Valley Center; sister, Audrey L. Mullins of Arkansas City; eight grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 12 stepgreat-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.?Preceding her in death were her parents.?A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 25, 2012) at Liberty Baptist Church, 613 S. Meridian in Newton.?There will be no burial at this time, and cremation has taken place.?In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association, in care of Broadway Colonial Funeral Home at 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.?Friends may view the obituary and sign the book online at www.broadwaycolonialfh.com.

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