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Bonnie Brown

Bonnie Lou Brown passed away Saturday, May 2, 2009 after a long illness.  She was born January 29, 1938 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Lester and Maybell (Ridgeway) Cox.  She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.  In March 1967 Bonnie married Odie Ray Brown in Okmulgee.  She is survived by her husband, Odie Brown of the home, daughter, Joyce Silvester and husband Dale of Hot Springs, Arkansas, step-son, Douglas Brown of Hectorville, step-daughter, Judy Langwell and husband Tom of Broken Arrow, brothers, Charles Cox and Dean Cox of Missouri, seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and many friends and relatives.  During her lifetime, Bonnie’s career included being a state meat inspector and she retired from Rebold Manor in Okmulgee.   Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at the Faith Baptist Church in Okmulgee with Reverend Everett Lerch officiating.  Interment will follow in the Okmulgee Cemetery.  Casketbearers will be Mike Cargola, Charles Kilgore, Jack Baughman, Jr. Branson, Mike Haney and Keith Lee. Honorary Casketbearers will be Billy Don McClure and Steven Brown.  Friends may visit the funeral home on Tuesday from 12-8 P.M.  Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.  Online condolences may be sent at