Bonnie J. Freeland

August 10, 1954 - July 4, 2021
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Bonnie Jean Freeland, 66, of New Philadelphia, ran into the arms of Jesus on July 4, 2021, following a courageous, 3-year battle with ocular melanoma.

Born in Dover on August 10, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Arthur F. and Isabell Irene (Lawver) Sherrets.

She graduated from New Philadelphia High School i…

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Bonnie Jean Freeland, 66, of New Philadelphia, ran into the arms of Jesus on July 4, 2021, following a courageous, 3-year battle with ocular melanoma.

Born in Dover on August 10, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Arthur F. and Isabell Irene (Lawver) Sherrets.

She graduated from New Philadelphia High School in 1972. Bonnie was also an active member of Jerusalem Church, where she lived out her faith daily by loving everyone she encountered.

Bonnie was passionate about music. She taught herself to play several instruments, but her favorite was the mandolin. Bonnie cherished Sunday afternoons sharing a meal and “jamming” with her dear sister, Diann.

Most importantly, she was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She knew no stranger and those she met were never acquaintances, but always friends. Bonnie cared for all in her kind, sweet, humble way that made those she was with feel at ease and adored.

On April 15, 1997, Bonnie married her loving husband, George L. Freeland, who survives. She will also be deeply missed and forever cherished by her daughters, Carrie (Todd) Gammeter of Port Washington and Ashlee (Patrick) Knable of Columbus; her step-daughter, Stacie (Brian) Bonifay; grandchildren, Keenan, Isabelle, Ellis, Mera, Isla, Mitch, Kate, and Rafe; great-grandson, Lincoln; her siblings, Diann Sherrets and Rick Sherrets; and numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

In addition to her parents, Bonnie was preceded in passing by her brother and sister-in-law, Allen and Kathy Sherrets.

Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 from 5 to 8 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Tom Hendershot will officiate a service in the funeral home chapel on Thursday beginning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Ridgecrest Memorial Gardens at Dover.

Memorial contributions in Bonnie’s memory may be directed to the James Cancer Hospital, www.giveto.osu.edu/makeagift.

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021

End Time: 10:30 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021

Time: 11:30 am

Ridgecrest Memory Gardens

Address:

1926 Saltwell Rd. NW
Dover, OH 44622

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Born: August 10, 1954
Died: July 4, 2021

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Elsie Balder posted on 7/8/21

I will miss you friend

 

Linda (Hanni) Tope posted on 7/8/21

Diann, Rick and Family; I am so sorry to hear about Bonnie's passing. I had no idea; as you all kept coming before me. I would stand in prayer for you all, not knowing why; but I now understand why. My condolences go out to each one of you and pray that each one of you would feel God's peace and comfort now and in the days ahead. I'm pretty sure Bonnie is smiling down from the great balcony in Heaven. In fond rememberance of all the great times we had with your family. May God Bless!!

 

Shelly Dewalt posted on 7/7/21

Prayers for comfort in your time of sorrow. Bonnie was an angel on earth and now she is an angel with the Lord. You will be missed dear friend.

 

Paul Haver posted on 7/7/21

Rick and DIANN Sorry to hear about Bonnie My deepest sympathy.

 

April Birkley posted on 7/7/21

Keeping you all in my prayers. May God give you all the comfort you need during this most difficult time.

 

Karen gammeter posted on 7/6/21

I will always remember her smile, her laughter and her kindness. Rest In Peace Bonnie. We will miss you.

 

debbie sauernheimer posted on 7/6/21

Prayers to all the family, Bonnie will live in your hearts forever.

 

Tracey & Ruth Ackerman posted on 7/6/21

So very sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Tracey & Ruth Ackerman

 

Sally Hawk Stephenson posted on 7/6/21

My deepest condolences- Bonnie was an angel on earth and will be dearly missed by many - may she be singing and “jamm’n” in heaven now

 

Missy Bahler posted on 7/6/21

So very sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. Such a sweet person. I count it a privilege and am blessed to have known her. Prayers for the family.

 

Gloria Steiner posted on 7/6/21

I will always cherish singing with Bonnie and Diann at Jerusalem Church.

 

William Lawver posted on 7/6/21

To all--Our deepest Sympathies. Billy, Teresa, Katelyn, Emily and Ben Lawver

 

Sara and Brent Lehigh posted on 7/6/21

So sorry Carrie and family. Your Mom was a very special lady. Always so sweet. Love and prayers to all

 

Tina Wright Keffer posted on 7/5/21

I worked with Bonnie at Bag & Save. She was a kind, gentle soul, who treated her customers with such kindness. She will be greatly missed.

 

Georgia McCauley posted on 7/5/21

My best childhood memories are with my cousins. So much fun. Summers with Bonnie and Diann. We played on the front porch as the cars whizzed by. Peanut Butter and Dill Pickles on toast. Roasted corn in the husks. Drinking water from the pump with the tin cup hanging on it. Awwww. Bonnie was so kind, loved by many, and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Love, Georgia… a Lawver cousin

 

Barbara Scott posted on 7/5/21

Diann, Rick, and Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. - Barbara and Rob

 

Jill Craddoc posted on 7/5/21

Blessings of comfort to Bonnie’s family and friends !

 

Ella Ward posted on 7/5/21

To the family you have my condolences on the lost of your Aunt may she rest in heaven.

 

Vic and Judy Stull posted on 7/5/21

Our deepest sympathy to Rick and families. You are in our prayers and thoughts. We worked with Rick at Gradall.

 

Diane Sherrets posted on 7/5/21

Dear Rick, Diann, Tash, George, Ashlee, Carrie, Jenn, and Justin Bonnie was my sister I loved her very much as I do all of you , you will be in my prayers and in my heart always.

 

John Wright posted on 7/5/21

Dear Diane, We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister Bonnie.You have our sympathies and prayers. John and Mary Wright

 

Diane Ankrom Tristano posted on 7/5/21

Condolences and prayers to Bonnie's family and friends! A family friend and neighbor in York Twp community who will miss her and the music that her and Diann shared on FB! God Bless you!!

 

Cindy Shinaberry posted on 7/5/21

So sorry for your family's loss. Bonnie was a very kind and loving person

 

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