She was born in York on March 12, 1947 to Leroy and Esther (Helton) Hower. Bonnie worked for many years as a medical transcriptionist at the Aurora Medical Clinic. She loved poetry and was a member of the American Poets Fellowship Society. She enjoyed reading, watching television, gardening and caring for her cats.
Bonnie is survived by her nephews and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 at the Geneva Public Cemetery with the Reverend Mary Scott officiating. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary in York. Memorials may be directed to Adopt-A-Pet in York.