February 17, 1953 – June 15, 2022
Bonnie K Wyler Legg, 69, of Tonkawa, OK, passed away on June 15, 2022, at home surrounded by her family. Viewing will be from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. A private funeral ceremony and burial for close friends and family will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 PM. Those wishing to attend the Funeral Ceremony, may attend virtually on the Trout Funeral Home website, www troutfuneralhome.com and click on the live-stream or toolbar icon on the top right corner after 1:45 PM. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Tonkawa, 505 Thunderbird Rd, Tonkawa, OK 74653.
Bonnie was born on February 17, 1953, to Ernest and Wanna Wyler of Tonkawa. Bonnie was the youngest of 4 siblings. In her elementary years, she attended the little country school on Fountain road across from the family’s farm. She completed the rest of her schooling at Tonkawa Jr. and Sr. High. Throughout her teens and into adulthood, Bonnie’s passion was riding horses. She loved being outside and enjoyed anything to do with her animals. Pets frequently mentioned from childhood include her horse, gypsy, her cocker spaniel, Cindy, and her pet chicken that roosted on her headboard. Bonnie enjoyed competing in local rodeos where she excelled in barrel
In 1970, she met and married John Linton of Tonkawa. To this marriage, two daughters were born Bobbi Jo and Kerry Dawn. A favorite memory of Bonnie’s during this time was her job at Ditch Witch, working the same shift as her mother, and to get there and back they both rode motorcycles. Later, from a second marriage, Bonnie had her son, Mike Price. Bonnie was always a very hard worker, dedicated mother and valued providing for her family. Through these years her careers included managing and cooking at a small-town café, owning and operating a Christian bookstore, running her own cleaning service, and working as a ranch hand. She continued to enjoy raising animals including sheep, chickens, rabbits and horses. Bonnie was an amazing cook and there are many well-known passed-on family recipes to continue her legacy. Earning the most honorable mention is her famous “ham loaf”.
Later she married James “Jim” Legg of Tonkawa. Bonnie had 2 stepchildren, Matt and Theresa. She and Jim farmed and had some adventures moving to Arkansas, where they owned and operated Oakcrest Cottages in Eureka Springs. They later moved to Tulsa, where they both worked for golf courses and country clubs as ground keepers. They enjoyed going to the lake and camping with friends and family, playing cards and watching OSU football, gardening and working in their yard. In all the activities they had, you never saw them without the dogs they had and adored.
In 2013, Jim returned to Tonkawa and found a piece of land so he and Bonnie could be close to family and friends for retirement. Jim and Bonnie were always the life of the party. They were known for their laughter, enjoying a toddy and cutting a rug. Jim passed away in 2017. Bonnie continued to enjoy her kids and grandkids and her dog, Maggie May, who recently just passed at the age of 17. Bonnie was a believer in the Lord and we know she has reunited with her loved ones she missed dearly. Bonnie was not only our mother, she was our best friend.
Bonnie is preceded in death by her spouse, Jim Legg; her mom and dad, Ernest and Wanna Wyler; her brothers, Richard and Quentin Wyler; her grandson, Jake. Bonnie is survived by her sister, Connie and Charlie Voth of Arkansas, sisters-in-law, Sonja Wyler and Kathy Wyler; her children, Bobbi and Johathon of Tonkawa, Kerry and Michael of Tonkawa, Mike and Shiela of Ponca City, Matt Legg of Tonkawa, and Theresa and Chris Johnson of Georgia; grandchildren, Kaden and Haley Finton of Tonkawa, Kailee Finton and Josh of Tonkawa, Kinzie Finton and Mason of Tulsa, Carrie Duke of Tonkawa, Colton Esch of Tonkawa, Carson and Kinadey Robinson of Tonkawa, Zane, Michea Price and Davian Carlile of Ponca City ; great-grandkids, Myla, Oakley, Kaylor, Karlen, and Raelynn and numerous nieces and nephews
Casket Bearers will be Kaden Finton, Colton Esch, Mike Price, Mike Toothman, Jonathon Duke and Brady Finton. Honorary Paul Bearers will be Zane Price and Carson Robinson.
Source: Trout Funeral Home