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Helen E. (Smith) Bonnell

Born: Thu., Nov. 23, 1922
Died: Tue., Sep. 17, 2019

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   COLUMBUS GROVE - Helen E. Bonnell, 96 of Columbus Grove died at 5:50 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.

   She was born November 23, 1922 in Greensburg Township, Putnam County to the late Charles L. and Elizabeth (Buckmaster) Smith.  On February 15, 1941, she married James C. Bonnell who died December 10, 2012.

   Survivors include 3 children, Don L. (Heidi) Bonnell of Columbus Grove, Thomas M. (Debbie) Bonnell of Hampton, GA, and Deborah L. Donaldson of Columbus Grove; a daughter-in-law, Mary Kay Bonnell of Columbus Grove; a sister, Louise (Roscoe) Fickel of Vaughnsville; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, James A. Bonnell; 2 grandsons, James Edward and Jason William Bonnell; and a son-in-law, Tedd Donaldson.

   Helen was a homemaker.  She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother.

   A private burial will be at a later date in Truro Cemetery, Columbus Grove.

   In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Putnam County Hospice.  Condolences may be expressed at www.heitmeyerfhatgrove.com.

   Arrangements are being handled by Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Columbus Grove.


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Cindy Kistler Guthrie
   Posted Wed September 18, 2019
So sorry to hear about Aunt Helen. Thinking of all the times we got together when we were kids.

Putnam County Hospice
   Posted Thu September 19, 2019
The staff of Putnam County Hospice sends our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep Helen and all of her family and friends in our thoughts and prayers

Dave Marks
   Posted Sun April 05, 2020
I remember Helen Bonnell quite well, since I lived in Columbus Grove in the '40s and '50s, and Jimmy and his brothers were friends of mine. I used to ride my bike to their house by the railroad to play, and Helen was always busy cooking or cleaning, etc.

I'm very sorry to see that she's passed on and that Jimmy/Jim did also. I hope the rest of the family is well.

Dave Marks
Chico, CA

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