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Helen Louise Banta Bonjour

Female 1916 - 2003  (87 years)


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  • Name Helen Louise Banta Bonjour 
    Born 21 Jan 1916  Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 Mar 2003  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1241  Rossville
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2017 

    Father Floyd Everett Banta,   b. 14 Mar 1878, Carl Junction, Jasper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1950, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Mertie I Cochran Banta,   b. 18 Apr 1879, Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1976, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 28 Mar 1900  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F316  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lester Miles Bonjour,   b. 23 Sep 1910, Onaga, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1975, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 7 Sep 1933  Frankfort, Marshall County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Marvin Bonjour
    Documents
    Marriage- Banta, Helen-Bonjour, Lester
    Marriage- Banta, Helen-Bonjour, Lester
    Delia and Vicinity
    Banta-Bonjour

    The marriage of Miss Helen Louise Banta, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Banta, and Mr. Lester Bonjour, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Bonjour of Onaga, was quietly solemnized September 7, at 2:30 p.m. at Frankfort, Kansas.

    The pretty bride, who was unattended, was gowned in white crepe dechine with matching accessories.

    She is a graduate of Delia high school. Mr. Bonjour attended Onaga High School.

    The young couple have a large circle of friends. The wedding was followed by a reception at the Bonjour home. Mr. and Mrs. Bonjour are at home on a farm near Onaga.
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2019 03:53:00 
    Family ID F141  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Sep 1933 - Frankfort, Marshall County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Obituary- Bonjour, Helen
    Obituary- Bonjour, Helen
    Helen Bonjour
    Helen L. Bonjour, 87, formerly of Topeka, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, in Topeka.
    Mrs. Bonjour worked for the Kansas State Employment Service from 1954 until she retired.
    She was born Jan. 21, 1916, in Rossville, to Floyd Banta and Mertie Cochren. She moved to Topeka in 1951.
    Mrs. Bonjour was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Topeka Chapter No. 462 of the Order of the Eastern Star.
    She married Lester M. Bonjour. He survives.
    Other survivors include a son, Marvin Bon-jour, Topeka; a sister, Lola Landis, Topeka; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
    Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Mount Hope Chapel. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thurs¬day at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Mid¬land Hospice House, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka, 66606.