Teeter, Sharon Lee Bonner (Mrs. Richard O.)


Aug. 12, 1940 - Jan. 25, 2005
Sharon was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas and was raised in Bloomer, Arkansas. She attended the public schools in Charleston, Arkansas, the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith Junior College, and Arkansas Tech. While attending Arkansas Tech, Sharon met her husband, Rev. Richard Teeter. Both were Music Education majors. Sharon and Richard were married in December 1961. They had three children: Lehman Brooks Teeter, Anne Marie Hughes and Richard Lee Bonner Teeter.
Sharon was the only child of her parents Samuel Lehman Bonner and Gladys Fry Bonner, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, three children and four great grandchildren.
Sharon loved the United Methodist Church and participated in all its ministries. Her main interest was in the church music program. Sharon was an outstanding musician and played both the organ and piano with professional proficiency. She also had a low alto singing voice. When Sharon and her husband sang duets their voices blended very well.
Sharon began playing for church services in the Bloomer Baptist Church when she was about 8 or 9 years old. Her father was the church song leader. They traveled throughout the area attending singing conventions where Sharon perfected her ability to sight-read and to follow a variety of directing techniques.
Sharon was one of those unique individuals who never met a stranger. She was affectionate and outgoing with everyone she met. Her family and friends sorely miss her. God certainly used Sharon to bless all that came her way. Sharon’s death has changed a 45-year relationship with her husband and family (43 years as beloved wife and mother). However it has not ended, it is just different. Thanks be to God!
Richard O. Teeter, husband
Source: 2005 Journal

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