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