Bonnie Lucille Yahnke (Elbon)


Bonnie Lucille Yahnke (Elbon), of Spencer, Ohio, passed at 76 years old, on Friday April 22, 2022, surrounded by family and loved ones during her last moments.

Bonnie was born April 4, 1946 in Buckhannon, West Virginia to Woodrow and Violet Elbon. She later moved to Wellington, Ohio where she graduated Class of 1964. Bonnie then continued her education and graduated from Elyria Beauty Academy. Then, in 1965, Bonnie met the love of her life, Robert L. Yahnke. They got married on March 5, 1966 and proceeded by growing their family. They enjoyed going to Wellington and dancing at the dance hall.

In 1971, Bonnie and Robert moved to Spencer, Ohio. During that time, she bought her beauty salon Town & Country. After buying her salon, she expressed her love for her customers by doing their first haircut until their last haircut.

Everyone who knew Bonnie, knew she never met a stranger. She was someone who you could go to for anything and everything. She was one of the most selfless people. Bonnie loved activities, including clearance shopping, scratch offs, going to the casino and spending time with family.

Bonnie is survived by her husband Robert, and their three children: Valerie (John), Jeannie, and Charles (Mindy); seven grandchildren: Cory (Alelie), Cassondra (Jeremy), Brody, Tesa (Dalton), Austin, Christyne (Jarrett), and Tia; and three great-grandchildren: Zyriah, Alyssa and Feynix; brother Robert (Michelle); and uncle Junior (Diane).

Bonnie is preceded in death by her parents, her three sisters: Ester Jean, Virginia and Judith; and in-laws: Charles and Lois.

Visitation will be Monday, April 25, 2022 from noon to 2 p.m. at Parker Funeral Home, 202 East Main St., Spencer, where her funeral service will follow the visitation, beginning at 2 p.m. Hospice Chaplain Jamie Stewart will officiate and burial will follow at Huntington Twp. Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Liver Foundation. Online condolences may be shared at www.parkerfuneralhomes.com.

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