Emma Jean Bonner Haller, 89, departed this life on January 1, 2023, surrounded by her children. For 68 years, she was the wife and one true love of the late Earl Haller.
She was born on June 1,1933 in Mill Run, WV, to the late Seymour and Lettie Bonner. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Seymour Allen Bonner and sister Goldie Bonner Sample, and two great grandsons Caleb Morgan and Gideon Linck.
Survived by her three loving children and their spouses, Kathy and Bruce Morgan, Greg and Joan Haller, Jane and John Roby, and her beloved sister-in-law Rita Haller Roberts. Her most cherished treasures were her ten grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. She enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her family. Emma Jean, “Mom-mom,” found the greatest pleasure of life in tending to her family, cooking, baking, quilting, crocheting, and gardening.
A graduate of Parsons High School in 1951 she moved to Washington, DC with her sister. It was there she met her husband Earl, and they moved to Baltimore, MD where they would spend the next 30 years raising their family. Earl retired from General Motors in 1983, and they returned to their beloved hometown of Parsons.
Those who loved her most will miss being greeted by the sweet smell of her legendary hot milk cake and waking up to her famous hamburger gravy for breakfast. If Mom-Mom knew anything, it was that a full belly makes for a happy heart. We will miss sitting on the back porch with her watching the deer and hummingbirds. We will remember her deep rooted faith and love of family, friends, and the West Virginia mountains she called home.
The family received friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home in Parsons on Friday January 6, 4 to 7 p.m. Final rites were conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, January 7 at 11 a.m. The Reverend James Snyder officiated and interment followed at the Parsons City Cemetery in Parsons WV. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Emma Jean Bonner Haller. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com