Benita Bonnie Poorman October 22, 1930 December 23, 2012 Benita "Bonnie" Poorman, 82, formerly of Bellefonte, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at the Susque-View Home in Lock Haven. Born Oct. 22, 1930, in Union Township, Centre County, she was a daughter of the late Andrew J. and Esther Metzler Irvin. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Poorman. Benita had worked at the Red Horse Tavern, Pleasant Gap for 14 years. She had been a member of the Brookside Wesleyan Church. She is survived by three sons, Andrew J. (Sally) Baker, of Newport, Kevin (Kimber) Poorman, of Rebersburg, and Harold (Kimberly) Poorman, of Pleasant Gap; three daughters, Gyla (Sherman) Lonberger, of Spring Mills, Gaylene (Lonnie) Hile, of McClure, and Shawnee Confer, of State College; two brothers, Artemas Irvin, of Milesburg,and Ernest Irvin, of New Berlin; one sister, Florein Probst, of Hampton, Ga; 19 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Lewis Baker; one great-grandchild; and one brother, Frank Irvin. Services will be held Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg, with Pastor Troy Kerstetter officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Interment will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Union Township, Centre County. Arrangements are under the direction of Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg. Online condolences may be made at www.deankwetzlerfuneralhome.com.
Published in Centre Daily Times on Dec. 27, 2012