Funeral Services for Loneta Ann Hallonquist, 64, of Pittsburg, will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 13, 2019 at the Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Posey and Bro. Nathan Cox officiating. Interment will be in Ebenezer Cemetery. Mrs. Hallonquist passed away Monday, December 9, 2019 at a Pittsburg hospital.
Mrs. Hallonquist was born July 10, 1955 in Camp County to Weldon and JoAnn White Bates. She retired from Pilgrim’s Pride, was a bookkeeper and docent at the Depot museum and a member of the Church of God.
She is survived by her sons, Will Hallonquist and wife, Julie of Mt. Pleasant and Andrew Hallonquist and wife, Laura of Mt. Pleasant; mother, JoAnn Bates of Pittsburg; brother, Ricky Bates and wife, Sandra of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren, Ben Risner, Lanna Hallonquist, Jace Hallonquist and Hayes Hallonquist; nieces, Mystie Steward and husband, Denni and Kayce Wood and husband, Justin; great-nieces, Kylie Wood and Makena Steward; great-nephews, Dalton Steward, Preston Weldon Wood and Gavin Wood.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Laurent Lee “Hondo” Hallonquist; and father, Weldon Bates.
Loneta loved being a Honey. Her four grandbabies were so dear to her heart. Ben, Lanna, Jace and Hayes were blessings from Heaven to her and they knew how much she loved them. She took great pride in watching Ben play his saxophone and was a big supporter at his concerts. She enjoyed decorating cakes and playing with her granddaughter Lanna. Honey loved watching Jace and Hayes play ball together and was so excited that these two cousins would be playmates for life.
Loneta had a special relationship with her great nieces and nephews also. Preston Weldon, (PW), Kylie, Makena, and Dalton (Dot Dot) held a special place in her heart. They knew that their Auntie loved them and supported them.
Pallbearers will be Jared White, James Cogburn, Dalton Steward, Billy McNeil, Brent Jackson and Neil Hallonquist.
Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 12, 2019, at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
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