The Life of Bonita Elkins

Bonita S. "Bonnie" Elkins (1941-2013) Funeral services for Bonita S. ""Bonnie"" Elkins, 71, of Concord Township, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. The Rev. Kurt E. Landerholm of Mentor United Methodist Church will officiate at the service. Ms. Elkins passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Born May 3, 1941, in Rowlesburg, W.Va., she lived in Lake County for more than 50 years. She was a member of Mentor United Methodist Church, enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters, playing bingo and attending Curves. Ms. Elkins had retired from Sears at Great Lakes Mall and was most recently employed at K-Mart in Mentor. Survivors are her daughter, Shelley (Gerry) Morgan of Concord Township; granddaughters, Brigid and Delaney Morgan; and sister, Rita Freeman of Willoughby. She also leaves many nieces and nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elza and Sarah Shaffer; siblings, Lilan ""Lil"" Grimm, Wanda Greene, Willard ""Buck"" Shaffer, Clyde Shaffer, Robert Shaffer and Charles Shaffer; and brother-in-law, George Grimm. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Final resting place will be in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens, Chester Township. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association , 1689 E. 115th St., Cleveland, OH 44106.

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