Bonnie Nell Shive
5/23/1934 - 9/16/2022

Bonnie Nell Shive, 88, of Wolfe City, passed away on September 16, 2022, in Altus, Oklahoma surrounded by her loving family.  Funeral services will be Friday, September 23, 2022, at 10:00 AM, at First Baptist Church Wolfe City with Bro. Tim Hearne officiating. Interment will follow the service at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 6-8 PM at First Baptist Church Wolfe City. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Bonnie was born in the Webb Hill community on May 23, 1934, to Murray A. Scott and Hattie Mae Wisdom Scott. She married the love of her life, Vernon J. Shive on March 8, 1952, in Wolfe City and together they began a life of military service as Vernon served 21 years in the US Air Force.  During those years they lived in Ft. Worth, TX., Tripoli, Libya, and Del Rio, TX. Then they settled in Wolfe City where they raised their family and were very active in their community. Together they enjoyed square dancing, serving their church, attending music shows, and traveling to visit their children and grandchildren. Bonnie was an active member of First Baptist Church Wolfe City where she served on multiple committees, taught Sunday School, and sang in the choir. She retired from Ennis Business Forms after working as a bookkeeper for over 30 years.  Bonnie was a member of the Kiwanis Club along with her husband, she served on several boards including the Webb Hill Cemetery Board and the Rehobeth Cemetery Board. During her retirement, Bonnie also worked as a substitute teacher for Wolfe City ISD. Bonnie loved spending time with her family, traveling to their sporting events, cooking for her family, and working out in her yard. She was an excellent seamstress and even made a wedding dress.      

Bonnie is survived by her daughter, Lorecia Riggs and husband, Keith of Papillion, Nebraska, son, Vernon Shive and fiancÚ, Pam Dunlap of Altus, Oklahoma, daughter, Teresa Matthews and husband, David of Fulton, Missouri, grandchildren, Jennifer Eitzen and husband Carl of Ramstein AFB, Germany, Julie Scott and husband Chad of Mt Pleasant, North Carolina, Keith Riggs and wife, Jamie of Papillion, Nebraska, Angela Duckworth and husband, Robin of Perkins, Oklahoma, Michael Shive and wife, Kirstie of Elmer, Oklahoma, Jason Shive and wife, Amber of Altus, Oklahoma, Emily Heister and husband, Brandon of Perry, Oklahoma, Kacy Dunlap and fiancÚ, Timmy Hunt of Frederick, Oklahoma, Aaron Matthews of Columbia, Missouri, Ben Matthews and wife, Leah of Vail, Arizona, Joel Matthews and wife, Rachel of Rockwall, Texas, Jacob Matthews and wife, Emmy of St. Louis, Missouri, 25 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and her beloved nieces, nephew, great nieces, and nephews, and many cousins.

Bonnie is preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Shive, parents, Murray and Hattie Mae Scott, brothers, Jack Scott & J.T. Scott, sister, Venna Mae Turney and great-granddaughter, Destiny Shive.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons Michael Shive, Jason Shive, Aaron Matthews, Ben Matthews, Joel Matthews and Jacob Matthews. 




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