Bonnie E. Lawson McWilliams

Bonnie E. Lawson McWilliams, 69, of Camden, died Sunday, March 9, 2014 at North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City.

Bonnie was born Jan. 7, 1945 in Kansas City, Mo. to James S. and Lena (Purdue) Ruddicks. She first married Jerry Lawson of Hardin, Dec. 26, 1964; he preceded her in death Sept. 26, 2008; she later married Eugene McWilliams of Bogard, Dec. 22, 2007; he survives of the home.

Additional survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Dana Lawson of Northport, Ala. and Tim and Michele Lawson of Richmond; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tina and Shawn McIntosh of Buckner, and Malinda and Ricky Goodwin of Rayville; one brother, Billy Ruddicks of St. Joseph; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; two step-sons and daughters-in-law, Marvyn Lawson of South Bloomfield, Ohio and Dwayne and Coletta McWilliams of Bogard; two step-daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda Lawson and Lisa and Bob Hammons of Warrensburg.

In addition to her parents and first husband, Bonnie was preceded in death by three brothers, Larry Ruddicks, Dean Ruddicks and Melvin Ruddicks; two sisters, Joann Keele and Pauline Jones; one grandchild, Starlynne Lawson; and one great-grandchild, Danica.

Bonnie worked at Henkel for 22 years before retiring as an I.C. Associate in 2008. She was of the Christian Faith.  She had lived in Ray County most of her life. Bonnie loved fishing, crocheting, gardening and canning.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Donor’s Choice.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 13, at 1:30 p.m. at the Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Burial will be in the Black Oak Cemetery southwest of Braymer.  Online condolences may be left  at

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