Bonnie A. McElhinny

Bonnie A McElhinnyBonnie A. McElhinny, 71, of Brookville, PA, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the ACMH (Armstrong County Memorial Hospital) in Kittanning, PA, following a long battle with arthritis.

Born on December 30,1945 in DuBois, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Shirley Kocher McCracken.

Bonnie was a graduate of Brookville High School. On February 11,1964 she married John A. “Jack” McElhinny in Brookville, PA, he survives.

Mrs. McElhinny was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her family. She also enjoyed canning, cooking, baking, sewing, artwork, and landscape oil painting.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, George A. “Pork” McElhinny and his wife, Cathy, of Greenbrier, TN; a daughter Michele Gardner of Brookville, PA; and a brother, Steve McCracken and his wife, Vicki, of Brookville, PA. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Anthony Schuckers, Jeff McElhinny, Rachael Gardner, Ryan McElhinny; and three great grandchildren, Jack McElhinny, Camden Schuckers and Aaliyah Schuckers.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, John R. McElhinny and her sister, Deb McCracken.

There are no services scheduled at this time. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Furlong Funeral Home, Gregory K. Furlong FD, 50 Broad Street , Summerville, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements.

At the request of the family memorial donations in Bonnie’s memory may be made to the arthritis foundation/organization of one’s choice.

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