OLEAN - Bonita Anne "Bonnie" Carpenter of 313 S. Fifth St., passed away Tuesday (Dec. 3, 2013), at her home following an illness.
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Bonnie was born June 3, 1935, in Coudersport, Pa., and was a daughter of Monroe Martin and Gertrude Mitchell Carpenter. Bonnie graduated from Ulysses (Pa.) High School in 1953. She also attended the Buffalo Bible Institute from 1954 to 1955.
Bonnie worked as a waitress in various restaurants in the area. She worked at Porta Case for several years and then in the stockroom at Maplehurst Industries from 1973 to 1993. Bonnie worked as a nurse's aide for the Cattaraugus County Nursing Home from 1993 to 1998, when she retired. She was an elections inspector for many years. Bonnie was a very active member of River's Edge United Methodist Church. She enjoyed volunteering at River's Edge United Methodist Church and other organizations. Bonnie was also a volunteer caretaker. She collected lighthouses.
Bonnie is survived by her six siblings, Neva Hardy Stockstill of Port Wentworth, Ga., Norma Cob Nichols of Coudersport, Beverly Joan Lehman of Ulysses, Laura J. (Charles) Nelson of Genesee, Pa., James (Ruth) Carpenter of Carbondale, Pa., Douglas M. "Skip" Carpenter of Harrison Valley, Pa.; and many, many nieces and nephews.
Bonnie was predeceased by her three brothers, Leonard C., Robert I. and Monroe Seldon Carpenter; and a special friend, Dawn M. Grant.
Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 14, 2013), at the River's Edge United Methodist Church, 10 North Main Street, Portville, with a memorial service at 11 a.m. The Rev. Clara E. Wilder, pastor, will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the River's Edge United Methodist Church, 10 N. Main St., Portville, New York 14770.
Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald from Dec. 8 to Dec. 12, 2013