Bonnie Lenora (Garner) Tow

August 06, 2020

Bonnie Lenora (Garner) Tow passed away in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Monday, July 27, 2020, at the age of 81 years.

Bonnie was the daughter of Ivey Buster Garner & Edna (Boatner) Garner, born on June 3, 1939, in Holdenville, Oklahoma. She was brought up in Wewoka, where she attended schools, married, and had three children. She moved to Duncan and worked for Hagar Slacks and in nursing homes as kitchen help, until the early 1990s when her health failed and she returned to Holdenville to be near family.

Bonnie enjoyed reading, and listening to Gospel music, especially on Sundays. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Buster & Edna Garner; her son, Chris Babb, and grandson Jeremy Fincher; her brothers: Wallace Garner, Ivie Garner Jr, and John Paul Garner Sr; three nephews: Wendell Garner, William Garner Jr, and Walter Garner, and one niece, Mona Schoelen; her aunt, Marilyn Boatner.

She is survived by one daughter, Debbie Babb (Jim Scott) of Boyd TX, and one son, Robert Babb (Donna) of Holdenville; four grandchildren: Misty Babb-Vanston and Brandy Babb, both of Duncan, Jesse Babb of Holdenville, and Tammy Smolinski of Grand Prairie TX; thirteen great-grandchildren; her brother, William Garner Sr.; her aunt, Bonnie Crumley, and uncle, Gene Boatner; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be Friday, August 7, 2020, 11:00 a.m. at Fisher Funeral Home’s Lillye Chapel, and Bonnie will be laid to rest at Holdenville Cemetery. Rev. Dane Robinson is the officiating minister. Pallbearers are Jesse Babb, Austin Johnson, Hunter Fincher, and Justin Smolinski. Honorary pallbearers are James Scott and Joe Smolinski.

Services are under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.