Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Grandma Ronk

Bonnie Jean Ronk, 77 of Naples, Florida and Granville, Ohio died peacefully at her Naples home early Sunday morning, March 6th 2011.

Bonnie was born June 5th, 1933 at Buckeye Lake, Ohio. She is preceded in death by her mother, Janice Ford, sister Roberta Arledge and half-brother, Cecil Ford. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Paul H. Ronk, three step-sons; Paul D. Ronk (wife Rachel) of Charleston, WV, Steven Ronk of New Lexington, OH and Thomas Ronk of Montgomery, AL. Two half-sisters; Bonnie Nadine Valdez(husband Jerry) of Texas, Paula Kay Dorn of Kentucky and half-brother Paul Ford of Georgia. She also leaves behind six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and numerous friends.

Bonnie served in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1956. She worked with Hospice of Licking County, Ohio for 25 years. She was active in her churches, Eastland Heights Baptist Church of Newark, Ohio and East Naples Baptist Church in Naples, Florida. She was a member of the Eastern Stars for more than 30 years.

Bonnie had a compassion and love for people; she dedicated her life to serving others. Her smile and love of people will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

A Memorial Service will be held at East Naples Baptist Church on Tuesday, March 8th at 7:00 pm. A service in Ohio is also being plannned, and Bonnie will be buried in the family cemetery in Ashland, Kentucky.