Bonnie Powell

Bonnie Powell, 56, of Fostoria, died at 2 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2013, at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born Jan. 15, 1957, in Fort Knox, Ky., to William J. Sr. and Martha (Ward) Benjamin. She married Douglas L. Powell July 15, 1977, and he survives.

Bonnie is also survived by her three sons, Douglas A. of Marysville, William J. of Westerville and Shane W. Powell of Fostoria; her three grandsons, Caleb, Landen and Warren; her father and stepmother, William Sr. and JoLynn Benjamin of Findlay; her mother, Martha Benjamin of Fostoria; and her brother, William (Patricia) Benjamin Jr. of Birmingham, Ala.

Bonnie was a graduate of Findlay High School and Owens Community College, Toledo. She worked many years as a dental hygienist. She was a member of the Dental Hygiene Association.

All services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay.

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