Wellsville, NY - Bonnie J. Neal, age 86, of Rauber Street passed away at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. She was born on October 6, 1931 in Oil City, Pennsylvania to Charles and Frieda Wheeling Blackman. On October 11, 1952 in Wellsville she married Richard “Dick” Neal who predeceased her on August 15, 2008.
Bonnie was a long time resident of Wellsville who attended Wellsville Central Schools. She had worked as a waitress for over 60 years at the Penn Valley, Wellsville Country Club , and for the Beef Haus. She also worked for Wellsville Central School for 30 plus years in the Middle School and Elementary School cafeterias retiring at the age of 84 in 2016. Bonnie also helped her husband in operating Neal's Photography in Wellsville. For Bonnie family came first. She enjoyed outings with her girl friends, coffee hour with her niece Kandy, traveling, Yankees Baseball, walking, dancing, and roller skating. She had been a volunteer for Red Cross including yearly trips to the Bath VA. Hospital, a volunteer for Jones Memorial Hospital and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wellsville.
Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Keegan of Rodman; 3 sons, Charles (Suzanne Spicer) Neal of Wellsville, Douglas Neal of Wellsville, and Thomas (Debbie Ireland) Neal of Fort Ann; 7 grand children, Holli (Ben) Polselli, Kristi (Alvin Leith) Neal, Craig (Cursti) Neal, Spencer Neal, Connor Neal, Kerri Keegan, and Mitchell Keegan; 3 great grandchildren, Nora, Rowan, and Logen; a sister, Mildred (Morris) Lowrey of Pleasanton, CA.; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Richard, a son in law, Chip Keegan; 3 sisters, Anna Burchfield, Charlotte Ennis, and Dixie Duston.
Friends are invited to call on Friday, September 14, from 6 until 9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A funeral service will take place on Saturday in the Funeral Home at 11 am. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery and memorials in Bonnie's memory may be made to the Jones Memorial Hospital, 191 North Main Street, Wellsville, New York 14895. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.