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Doreen D. Bonnell

August 23, 2013
The Advertiser-Tribune

Doreen D. Bonnell, 89, of Tiffin, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 21, 2013, at St. Francis Home, Tiffin.

She was born June 5, 1924, in Watton, England, to Walter and Laura (Hamilton) Rush. She married Raymond Bonnell and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, Paul (Pam) Bonnell of Tiffin; two daughters, Shirley (Ed) Miller of Sycamore and Carol (Coy) Ritchie of Tiffin; nine grandchildren, Greg, Joe, Angie, Audrey, Annette, Aaron, Elaine, Doreen and Lori; and 20 great-grandchildren.

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Mrs. Bonnell

She also was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Arthur Rush; and two sisters, Kathie Crawford and Winnie Roberts.

Doreen worked at St. Francis Nursing Home, Tiffin, and then at American Standard as an inspector, retiring in 1988. She enjoyed participating in all activities at St. Francis Home, especially cards and bingo. She loved dogs, doing word search books, gardening, baking, knitting, sewing and giving a hug or two to anyone that she met. Spending time with her family was something that she always looked forward to and cherished.

Her funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424, with the Rev. Paul Tyree officiating. Burial will follow at Seneca Memory Gardens, Tiffin.

Friends may visit and share stories with the family from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Home Chiara Center or a charity of the donor's choice.

Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at



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