Bonnie L. Mitchell

November 16, 1955 ‒ March 18, 2017

Galion, Ohio

Bonnie L. Mitchell, 61, of Galion passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Galion Pointe.

She was born November 16, 1955 in Dayton and was the daughter of James and Carol (Humerick) Barney. On June 16, 1979 she married Craig A. “Cowboy” Mitchell and they enjoyed 24 years of marriage until his passing on February 18, 2004.

Bonnie graduated from Madison High School and went on to North Central State where she received her Associate’s Degree in early childhood development. She worked as a Teacher’s Aide and Bus’s Aide for Clear Fork Schools. Bonnie had a special place in her heart for the children she worked with in school. She was a motorcycle enthusiast prior to the love of her life “Cowboy’s” passing.

Bonnie is survived by mom Carol Barney of Mansfield; daughters Maggie (Conor) Setley of Arden Hills, Minnesota and Miranda (Brandon) Jones of Galion; six grandchildren Jocelyn, Trevor & Isaiah Setley, Ethan & Victoria Jones and Reilly McCane; brother Tim Barney of Mansfield, several nieces and nephews and mother-in-law Betty Mitchell of Lexington.

In addition to her father and husband, she is preceded in death by a brother David Barney and father-in-law Rollie Mitchell.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday March 24 with Rev. Ken Kinley officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

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  • I didn’t get the honor of knowing your mom very well. I do remember my few encounters with her and how sweet she was. One fond childhood memory I have was swimming in the pond out back once with the whole gang. Your mom was very welcoming and I pray for your comfort and peace knowing she is where she wanted to be. Bless you all!

  • Dear Maggie and Miranda and your families,
    Please accept our deepest sympathies for the loss of you mother. Although we cannot fully know the depth of your sorrow, we can surely appreciate how difficult it must be for you both upon the death of your mom. As you both said in posts made on Facebook, she is now reunited with your dad and the love of her life. Hopefully, that realization will bring you comfort.
    With love,’
    Phyllis and John

  • My love and condolences for your family’s loss. Seems I’ve only seen Bonnie at family funeral gatherings, but she was always very loving and kind to me. I also know that my husband, Mark, her first cousin, loved her and was there in heaven to help beloved family greet her.
    I’m so sorry she is gone from earth.
    Cousin Mark’s wife, Vicki Barney

  • I’m so very lucky to have had Bonnie for a friend. I’m saddened by her passing but find joy in knowing she is with Cowboys riding again. Love to you girls and your families.

  • Terrible. I loved her like my own mother.Bonnie was such an honest wonderful person. Loved her.

  • Bonnie worked several years in my classroom at Butler Elementary. She always talked about her girls and was always so proud. I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you during this tough time.

  • Thoughts and prayers for your family so sorry for your loss. I use to work with Bonnie at ClearFork busing.

  • What to send condolences to Bonny’s family we grew up next door to her prayers to her family

  • Dear Maggie and Miranda,

    I was so sorry to read of your mother’s passing. I always enjoyed talking with her
    when you girls were in my kindergarten class ( and later). I must add she prepared you well for school!!! It was a pleasure having you both in my classroom. May her
    memory sustain you at this time and in the future.

    (Mrs.) Jane H. Kurdzel

  • Praying for the Family for the loss of a sweet lady that has touched many hearts.She will be missed Levingston’s

  • She was my sister-friend. Our paths ran parralell and entwined for decades. We cooked in each other’s kitchens. Loved each other’s kids as our own. Valued our paths as they diverged, trusting our connection, unseen, unconscious but tangible on many levels, always and ongoing. And so as happy as I am that she is Home​, I am bereft. Home is where the heart is. Love conquers all.

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss. My love hugs support and prayers surround the entire family

  • Bonnie was a friend/mentor to many. We did not connect often but when we did it was as if the time between had vanished. I am blessed to have had our moments in this life and she will be missed.

  • Maggie and Miranda,
    I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a kind and thoughtful woman, always quick with a word of encouragement for me when we worked at CF years ago. You are in my prayers.
    Shelley Hughett

  • Bonnie always had a smile on her face. She was a kind, gentle person and will be missed greatly. Thoughts and prayers to her family.

  • I was honored to know your mom she was an amazing person she impacted my son Kevin Hootman’s life she brought joy to everyone around her and she will forever be in our thoughts and prayers my god be with you in your time of need you will be in our thoughts and prayers for the day’s to come I am thankful to have know Bonnie

  • Maggie & Miranda, Wish we could be there for you on Friday but we have previous engagements. Your Mama was special to us and always a good neighbor. Just know that she was very proud of you and your families and never passed up an opportunity to brag on you. May the Lord comfort your hearts and hold you in His arms at this time of your grea t loss. We love you both ( and families).

  • Our deepest sympathies with the loss of your mother. She was a terrific friend over the years and will be missed.

    We had a lot of great times together and will once again when we are back together.

    I hope your family is doing ok. They are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Lee Ann & Rod Donathan

  • I didn’t know your mother well, but my heart is breaking for you. I can’t imagine losing my mom. Sending love and prayers your way.

  • Maggie and Miranda,
    What a shock it was for me to learn of your mom’s passing. So sorry for you girls and your families. Bonnie will be missed, she was a good woman and a good friend. She always blamed me for her getting pregnant because every time I got pregnant, so did she. LOL. She loved hard and will always remain in my heart. Get ready Cowboy, Momma’s coming home to you. All my love and sympathy to you both.

  • Maggie and Miranda, I was so sad to read of your mother’s passing. We became friends while working at Clear Fork. She had a gift for encouraging others, and I always enjoyed our conversations. She was a sweet and beautiful person. I pray peace and comfort for the whole family.

  • Maggie & Miranda: I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was so special & will remain in our hearts now & forever. We ‘4-H moms’ will carry the many wonderful memories of the yearly gatherings we’ve shared since your school days. She will be missed but never forgotten.
    My love & prayers to you both & your families.
    pam steel

  • Maggie and Miranda, I have many fond memories of you girls and your mom. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. My thoughts and prayers to you and your families.
    Mrs. Sandi Homer

  • Maggie and Miranda, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.