Burcham Tobias Funeral Home

119 East Main Street, Fairborn, OH


Bonnie J. (Royse) Root

November 20, 1949June 20, 2019

ROOT Bonnie J. (Royse), age 69, of Fairborn, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019. Bonnie was born November 20, 1949 in Fairborn, Ohio to the late Robert and Leola Royse. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 42 years, Donald E. Root; and one son, Brian Root. Bonnie is survived by one son, Eric Root and his wife Denise; one daughter, Cynthia Root; 3 grandchildren, Kyle, Kaitlyn, and Levi; and by her extended family & many good friends. Bonnie was a secretary for various contractors at Wright Patterson Air Force Base from 1989 until retirement in 2010. The family will be receiving friends from 9:00 – 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Burcham Tobias Funeral Home, 119 E. Main St. Fairborn. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Kenny Garrett officiating. Interment will follow at Byron Cemetery. Online memories and condolences may be left at www.burchamtobiasfuneralhome.com.


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 25, 2019
  • Interment Tuesday, June 25, 2019


Bonnie J. (Royse) Root

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Linda Engle -Hembree

June 30, 2019

Bonnie was my best friend in this world....I loved her so! We were 4 an 5 years old when we met and you couldn’t separate us until we were out of school and marriage took us away.
I will forever remember our days of making clothes for Barbie, cooking pizzas and much later as teens taking those car rides around Frisches Big Boy! What fun we had together...
As we had children we tried to get together but it wasn’t nearly enough. She was a wonderful person, kind and fiercely loved her children and husband. It was an honor to know her....may she Rest In Peace. ❤️
Eric and Cindy know that I’m so very sorry for your devastating loss....🙏
I pray we meet again in the loving arms of our Lord in heaven!

Kevin Lancaster

June 23, 2019

Sending my thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort.
From The Lancasters

Teri Jennings

June 22, 2019

Bonnie will be missed, such a sweet person with a great laugh. So sorry for the loss of a great mother, aunt & friend. Prayers to the family 🙏