Bonnie Lancaster

June 29, 1958 - November 5, 2019
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Bonnie Lancaster, 61, of New Philadelphia passed away peacefully in her home following a courageous battle with Stiff-Person Syndrome, a rare neurologic disorder occurring in one in a million people.

Born in New Martinsville, West Virginia on June 29, 1958, she was the daughter of Phyllis (Roger) Ault and the late …

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Bonnie Lancaster, 61, of New Philadelphia passed away peacefully in her home following a courageous battle with Stiff-Person Syndrome, a rare neurologic disorder occurring in one in a million people.

Born in New Martinsville, West Virginia on June 29, 1958, she was the daughter of Phyllis (Roger) Ault and the late Wesley Lancaster.

After graduating magna cum laude from Kent State University in nursing, she began her professional career at Cleveland Clinic, prior to returning to the area and spending the majority of her life as a nurse with the former Union Hospital. She dearly loved her co-workers that became her dear friends.

While at Kent State, she received numerous awards for her outstanding nursing services.

Bonnie was dearly loved by all who knew her, and loved to spoil her grandson, Asher. He was the joy of her life in addition to her long-time companion, Perry Ballentine. Bonnie also had a heart for animals, and was the proud mother of many dogs, birds, and goats.

Bonnie will be deeply missed by her daughter, Stacey Dennis; her companion, Perry Ballentine; her mother, Phyllis (Roger) Ault; her sisters, Dewie (Carl) Kernan, Shirley Schumacher, and Barbara Hoover; special friends, Jill Morris and Christy Ruble; her dog, Static; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial service will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home chapel in New Philadelphia on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11 a.m. A meal will follow in the Geib Family Center. Bonnie’s body has been gifted to The Ohio State University Body Donor program.

Bonnie’s family is eternally grateful for the compassionate care and attention given to her by the numerous staff members of both Union Hospital and Community Hospice throughout her health challenges.

Memorial contributions in Bonnie’s memory may be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.


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Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019

Geib Family Center


116 2nd Street NE, New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: June 29, 1958
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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.


Heidi Briggs posted on 11/9/19

Stacey, we are so very sorry for your loss. Bob and Heidi Briggs


Patty Armstrong posted on 11/7/19

Stacey....I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful, kind person that was loved by all. Sending prayers of comfort and strength to help you all through this trying time.


Julie & Matt Pillar posted on 11/6/19

Barbie & Family, we are so sorry for your loss & wish you peace in the days to come.


Jean Padro, Katrina Page Braun posted on 11/6/19

Stacey, We are thinking of you and your family. Sending prayers your way


Norma Bell posted on 11/6/19

The loss of such a Great Lady. She loved her Patients and took Great care of them. One AWSOME NURSE. GOD BLESS YOU BONNIE..??


Marcia Bukowsky posted on 11/6/19

So sorry for the loss of such a lovely person. She will be greatly missed by all ber knew her. I will never forget her.


Kayla Beamer posted on 11/6/19

Very sorry for your loss. May love, strength, and peace carry you through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts.


Connie Lahna posted on 11/6/19

Stacey, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. May God comfort you and Asher in this difficult time and may you keep your good memories close to your heart.


Peggy Bryan posted on 11/6/19

My sincere sympathy to Bonnie’s family. She was truly wonderful and caring nurse.


Ben and Bobbie Ballentine posted on 11/5/19

With deepest sympathy we extend to Perry and Stacey and her mother, sisters and extended family. What a true grandmother love she had for Asher and SO treasured her times with him. Bonnie had a challenging battle with her rare disease but she always stayed calm and worked hard at being pleasant and facing her many challenges. Much gratitude to Christy, Jill , Patty and Hospice caregivers who also helped her be comfortable with her challenging physical changes with dedication. Bonnie had such a special glow when around her pets and animals in general and so loved her nursing career. May her body be at peace and her spirit, joy!


Wendy Ledger posted on 11/5/19

So sorry for your loss, prayers for strength


Diana George Miller posted on 11/5/19

Oh my Cousin and childhood friend. May you roller skate around the clouds and heavens .. with no more pain.. I always remember you just as I have over all these many years. Save me a pair skates ..


Shelly Detweiler posted on 11/5/19

So sorry to hear about Bonnie’’s passing. I enjoyed working with her so much ?. She was so soft spoken and kind. She was a wonderful nurse, very caring. She will be greatly missed. Prayers for her family, loved ones ??


Vonne Cahaney posted on 11/5/19

So glad I was able to work with this very kind lady. God bless her for her courageous battle! God speed! Bonnie. - Vonne Cahaney


Becky Wigfield Dugan posted on 11/5/19

So very sorry for your loss, Stacey. Your mother was such a blessing to work with on the medical unit. She was always so kind hearted. Prayers for all of you during this difficult time.