Bonnie L. Koontz

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GETTYSBURG Bonnie L. Koontz, 65, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, Saturday, January 15, 2011,at her home. She was the wife of Ronald E. Koontz, her husband of 39 years. Born January 3, 1946, in Gettysburg, she was the daughter of Caroline M. (Stambaugh) Wood of Gettysburg and the late Samuel M. Wood. Bonnie was employed by the Gettysburg School District as a school bus driver for over twenty years. She was a 1964 Graduate of Taneytown High School the last graduating class, and was a member of Jehovah's Witness, Gettysburg Congregation. Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are two children, Allen 'Bart' Koontz and his wife, Jayme of Littlestown, and April Malehorn and her husband, Shawn of Hanover; and six grandchildren, Ashley Koontz, Aiden Koontz, Emily Lapikockij, Chloe Malehorn, Lily Malehorn, and Sydney Malehorn. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Gettysburg, with Brother Sedric Moore Sr. officiating. Friends and relatives will be received Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave., McSherrystown. Serving as pallbearers will be: Tony Brewer, Tony Crumbling, Tony Gilbert, Bill Wolfgang, Dave Martin, and John Basserman. Contributions in remembrance of Bonnie may be made to Murphy Funeral Home Inc., 501 Ridge Ave., McSherrystown, PA 17344 to help defray funeral expenses. Online condolences and memories may be shared at
Published in Evening Sun on Jan. 17, 2011