Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
September 5, 2011 7:11 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Doris Jane Bonnette, 81, of Mount Vernon, passed away Sept. 3, 2011, at Whispering Hills Care Center.

She was born Aug. 15, 1930, in Mount Vernon to the late William Edward and Viola (Stringfellow) Gilbert Sr. Doris was a past member of the Eagles 760, Women of the Moose and AMVETS.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Margaret Nicholls of Mount Vernon; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Dorothy Arquilla of Mount Vernon; and a brother, William Gilbert of Waterville.

Doris was preceded in death by her first husband, Alonzo E. Nicholls, in 1979; second husband, John E. Bonnette, in 1989; a daughter, Cheryl Nicholls; granddaughter, Cindy Howard; two sisters, Louise and Mary Ellen Earnest.

Graveside funeral service for Doris will be held Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 11:30 a.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens, with Minister Rick Tincher officiating. The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is handling the funeral arrangements for the Bonnette family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Eastside Church of Christ, 1120 Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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