Updated: Jun 9
BONNILYN ANN LOGAN “Bonnie” COSTA, 82, of Eau Claire passed away at 1:07 AM Sunday morning, June 7, 2020 at Parker Personal Care Home in Parker where she had resided due to a period of declining health.
She was born on Sept. 2, 1937 in Youngstown, Ohio to Bernice Stalker and Merle Logan.
Bonnie married Thomas Costa on Dec. 3, 1955 at Bethel U.M. Church in Eau Claire, and he survives.
She was employed over twenty years at J.M. Beatty Furniture in Eau Claire. She then served as caregiver to the late Vivian Beatty during her final years of illness. Mrs. Costa was then employed at the cafeteria at Moniteau School District at the former Washington Building where she was known as “Lunch Lady”.
A graduate of the former Concord High School at Hooker, she was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Chapter #60 of Parker.
Bonnie was a lifelong member of Bethel United Methodist Church of Eau Claire where she served as Sunday School teacher and treasurer, assisted the acolytes and church nursery, and taught Vacation Bible School. Bonnie took delight in making certain the Church had fresh flowers on the Altar for years. She was a longtime delegate to Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. As health permitted, she assisted with all church dinners.
She was known for her sending cards to shut-ins, looking out for a child in need and surprising them with gifts, and loved to travel.
She looked forward to time spent with family, as well as caring for “granddog” Belle and “grandparent” Buddy.
The family of Bonnie would like to express a sincere “Thank-You” to all personnel at Parker Personal Care Home for the outstanding dedication and loving care shown to Bonnie during her illness as well as courtesy to Bonnie”s family.
Surviving in addition to devoted husband Tom, are daughters Crystal (Larry) Stewart of Butler and Tammy (Dennis) Conn of West Sunbury and son John (Pam) Costa of West Sunbury. She is also survived by grandchildren Kristi (Adam) Wilson, Joseph Costa, Anthony (Lori) Conn, and Alex Conn and great-grandson Hudson Wilson. She is survived by step-grandchildren Heather (Shamus) Young, Nick (Melanie) Stewart, and James (Katie) Stewart as well as step-greatgrandchildren Isaac, Bai, and Peter Young and Rori Stewart. Bonnie is also survived by childhood and lifelong friend Helen Byers Hindman.
Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 Wednesday at H. Jack Buzard Funeral Home, 201 So. Washington St., Eau Claire. Funeral and committal service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday at Bethel United Methodist Church, No. Washington St., Eau Claire with Burial to follow at Eau Claire Cemetery.
Following CDC and Pa. Dept. of Health Guidelines per Covid-19 virus, the use of masks and social distancing is requested.
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