Ellnora "Bonnie" White, age 62, of 4112 Cold Springs Road, Trumansburg passed away at the Cayuga Medical Center, with family at her side, on Wednesday, October 30, 2002.
Born on December 21, 1939 in Ithaca, Bonnie was the daughter of Edward and Agnes Harris Miller.
Bonnie was a member of Trumansburg Star Chapter #479 Order of the Eastern Star and the BPOE Lodge #195 Auxiliary in Waverly. She and her husband Robert E. spent winters in Zephyrhills, Florida for the past 10 years. Bonnie was an avid golfer for many years playing in the Ithaca area as well as the Zephyrhills courses. She was also an animal lover at heart and a teddy bear collector extraordinaire. With a strong faith and her family as the top priority, Bonnie remained the pillar of a very active and social family. Each family member knew that she was there for support, guidance or simply an ear to listen, if they were in need. Bonnie's presence will be dearly missed but her warm smile will forever live in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.
Surviving Bonnie are her devoted husband, of 47 years, Robert E. White of Trumansburg; one son, Robert (Bonnie) White of Jacksonville; four daughters, Carol Clark of Trumansburg, Lisa (James) Westfall of Philadelphia, PA, Elizabeth (Steven) Knuutila of Ithaca and Bonnie (John) Hopper of Odessa; thirteen grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Robert Miller of Ithaca; one sister, Jean Kastenhuber of Millport and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Services will be held at the First Baptist Church, East Seneca Road, Trumansburg on Saturday, November 2, 2002 at 12:00 pm with the Rev. Pete Hood officiating. Prayers of committal will follow at the Grove Cemetery.
The family will be present to receive their friends, at the church, on Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Contributions in Bonnie's memory may be directed to SPCA of Tompkins County, 1640 Hanshaw Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850 or to the American Diabetes Assn. of NYS, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, CT 06150-1160.
The family has entrusted arrangements to the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St, Trumansburg. Additional information may be obtained from the funeral home by calling 1-888-534-5446.
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