November 16, 2023
Bonnie B. Elliott was born Nov. 24, 1927, in Longford, Kansas, to Carrie and W.O. "Oscar" Botz. She died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023 in Kingwood, Texas. Bonnie, the fourth of six children, was raised on the family farm near Longford. Times were tough, but love was plenty. Bonnie attended Longford public schools, graduating as salutatorian of the Class of 1945.
After high school, Bonnie attended The Sisters of St. Joseph School of Nursing in Concordia, Kansas, graduating as a registered nurse in 1948. For the next 44 years, she worked as a nurse along with taking on the role as the first...