- November 4, 1935 - November 12, 2016
of Barbara's Passing
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Barbara L. Bonham, 81 of Bloomington passed away on November 12, 2016 in IU Health Bloomington Hospital.
She was born in Sullivan County, IN on November 4, 1935 to Paul D. and Ruby(Stearley)Bonham. She was a graduate of Sullivan High School class of 1953.
Barbara worked for 35 years at Westinghouse and was the first female to work in the machine shop, the first female to work in maintenance and the first female to work in the boiler room. She was also a Democratic Precinct Committeeman from 1959-1964 and was always ready for a political argument. Barbara was a member of the American Legion Burton Woolery Post 18 after serving in the US Air Force during the Korean War.
Barbara also enjoyed coaching and playing softball from 1958- 1969.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father and her friend and companion of 29 years, Sherry Johnson.
Barbara is survived by two aunts; Betty Grubaugh and Becky Shyrock and many cousins.
Friends may call on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. in Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home 4150 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47401. A graveside service will be held in Vallonia Cemetery, Vallonia, IN.
Online condolences may be made to www.DayDeremiahFrye.com