Bonita Jean “Bonnie” Reese Troup

Bonita Jean “Bonnie” Reese Troup, 81, of Fairmount City, PA,  went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 10, 2020 surrounded by family at her home.

She was born on July 27, 1938 in South Bethlehem, Armstrong County, the daughter of the late Frank A. and Willa E. (Bowser) Reese.

She was a 1957 graduate of Redbank Valley High School. Bonnie worked as a cook/waitress at Ruth’s Restaurant in New Bethlehem, then Rola Jensen, and later as a  personal care giver in Punxsutawney.

Bonnie married Earl E. Troup on November 17, 1973; he survives. 

Bonnie attended and was a member of the Distant Baptist Church. Bonnie loved the Lord.

She was a wonderful cook, and loved cooking and feeding her family. She enjoyed spending time with her family, reading the Bible, putting puzzles together, baking Christmas cookies, and taking care of everyone.

Bonnie was also survived by six children, four daughters and two sons: Mary (Mark) Trayer of Mayport, Dennis (Michele) Troup of Mayport, Kelly (Randy) Schrecengost of New Bethlehem, Betty (Bill) Lucas of Mayport, Bruce (Gina) Troup of New Bethlehem and Lori (Gale) Moore of New Bethlehem; eighteen grandchildren; twenty four great-grandchildren; two brothers: Carl (Nancy) Reese of New Bethlehem and Donnie (Rosanne) Reese of Idaho; a sister, Lorraine (Dave) Hepler of Sligo; and two sisters-in-law: Katie Reese of New Bethlehem and Jackie Troup of Clarion.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Timothy Nally; four brothers: William Barrett, James, Robert and Jackie Reese; a sister Barbara Ferringer; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Furlong Funeral Home, 50 Broad Street, Summerville, PA. 

Interment will take place in the Oakland Cemetery, Distant, Armstrong County.

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