LaFAYETTE — Bonnie A. Hoy, age 72, died on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 at 6:15 p.m. at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton.
She was born on March 24, 1944 in Hardin County, to Sherman W. and
Anna Belle (Hibner) Merriman who preceded her in death. On Feb. 27, 1965
Bonnie married Lowell L. Hoy and he died on Jan. 14, 2014.
Bonnie was a stay at home mother with her four children, until she
attended Lima Technical college to become a Registered Nurse. She went
on to work at Lima Memorial, where she retired after 30 years. After
retiring, she began to work for Interim Home Health. Her hobbies
included sewing, Sudoku, going to the beach, shopping, camping, boating,
visiting Massachusetts, and spending time with her grandchildren,
family and friends. She was an active member of the Lima First Assembly
of God Church, where she enjoyed volunteering weekly and participating
in JOY. She also volunteered at the Senior Citizen Center.
Also surviving are her three children, Lora “Punk” (Mark) McSeveney
of Hanson, Massachusetts, Brad (Angie) Hoy of LaFayette and Sheri
Pitney of Ada; 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; four
brothers, Philip (Juanita) Merriman of Lima, Charles (Vicki) Merriman of
Colorado, Lowell (Tressa) Merriman of LaFayette and Kenneth (Patricia)
Merriman of Lima; and two sisters, Darlene Bell and Rita (Roy) Rogers
both of Lima.
Bonnie was preceded in death by a daughter, Marcia (Hoy) Vermillion.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, at the
Lima First Assembly of God Church at 1660 Findlay Road (State Route 81)
Lima, with Pastor Randy Davis officiating.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, at
Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada and one hour prior to the service at the
church on Friday.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Allen
County Sharpshooters 4-H Club at 4300 Poinsettia Drive, Lima, OH 45806.
Condolences may be expressed at www.hansonneely.com.
Arrangements are by Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada.