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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : June 21, 2017

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Bonnie Kathrine (Rowe) Owens of Wise County passed away June 17, 2017, nine days after her 85th birthday.
Bonnie was born in Denton June 8,1932, to father Hill Rowe and mother Maggie Fay (Fouts) Rowe.
She was a pioneer in the early years of computer programming at Affiliated Foods and upon retiring, became a full-time seamstress and artist. She loved to sew and paint and spent many happy hours teaching others these skills.
Bonnie was preceded in death by brother Hill Rowe III, husband O.D. Owens, Jr., daughters Gayla Powell, Johnnie Neely and son Joe Powell.
She is survived by daughter Fran (Powell) Fritz and husband Bobby of Decatur, Cindy (Powell) Schiller and husband Sam of Krum, son-in-law Tom Neely of Stephenville, daughter-in-law Angie Powell of Denton, granddaughter Amy (Neely) Gatlin and husband Justin of Boyd, grandson Ben Crowell and wife Katelyn of Ponder, grandson Jace Powell of Tulsa, Okla., grandson Clint Crowell and wife Kara of Denton and great-grandson Ben Crowell of Ponder.
She is also survived by her step-grandchildren and their families, Kameron Gatlin, Jerami Fritz and wife Kristy and daughter Rami, Jim Bob Fritz and wife Paige and children Chloe, Jasper and Katie Weaver and husband Joseph and their children Hayden, Hannah and Holdyn.
Funeral services will be held June 22, 2017 at Anderson Clayton Funeral Home in Kemp at 10:30 a.m. Viewing is from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
She will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband O.D. Owens at Wilson Chapel Cemetery in Kaufman County.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Texas Cowboys Against Cancer, P.O. Box 132, Ponder, TX 76259 or through the website at TexasCowboysAgainstCancer.org.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.andersonclaytonkemp.com.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : June 16, 2017

Among other talents, Ron Jones was known for two things: a sharp wit and a stiff drink.
Known to his grandchildren and many others as “Papacat,” Ronald Lenton Jones passed away on June 14, 2017, at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Despite their loss, friends and family will remember him as a loving family man and a jokester with a penchant for Crown Royal.
Born on Oct. 12, 1935, to Lucian and Margaret Jones, Ron was a Texas native who bled burnt orange. For many years, he held season tickets to every home football game at his alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin and saw the Longhorns fight their way to each of their four national championships.
That sportsmanship extended to Ron’s own golf game, which won him several tournaments throughout the years. When he didn’t have his own tee time at Cedar Creek Country Club, he could still be found on the golf course, riding with his dog Bella and offering a friendly wave to anyone who happened to pass by.
A doting grandfather, Papacat spent much of his time attending as many sporting events and band concerts as he could, his digital camera always in hand. In the summers, he would dust off his boat and spend hours on the water, teaching family members to water ski and dragging the younger ones around on the tube.
Friends describe Ron as a fun-loving man who never met a stranger and always had a story to tell. He will be missed by many, but forever memorialized with a marker on No. 12 teebox at Cedar Creek Country Club so that every golfer who passes will know whose window they hit their tee shot into.
He is preceded in death by his wife Gita, father and mother, brother Charlie and brother-in-law Pat.
He is survived by his two sons Randy and wife Margaret Ann, Ronnie and wife Cheryl, grandchildren Caitlyn, David, Maggie, Holly and Hunter and great-granddaughter Amara, sister-in-laws Betty Jones, Judy Huppert and husband Tom and Cindy Hanna, nephews Keith Jones, Tracy Jones, Zach Hanna and Buster Hanna, Greg Cleveland and Kevin Cleveland.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : June 16, 2017

Merwin Buster passed away May 25, 2017 at his home in Eustace.
Merwin was a WWII veteran, carpenter, outstanding friend, Christian, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years Judy Buster, children Travis Buster and wife Wendy of Forney, Angye Buster of Fort Worth, Dottye Dewitt of Davenport, Iowa, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Cedar Creek Bible Church in Seven Points. Fellowship will follow with family and friends at the church.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Cedar Creek Bible Church or a charity of your choice.