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Bonnie Black, 59

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Bonnie Lucille Black, 59, died January 28, 2009 at Bethany Home in Alexandria.

Bonnie was born December 1, 1949 in Springville, New York to Lloyd and Doreen (Pickett) Federspiel. She attended school in Bradford, PA and later worked in housekeeping at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1986, Bonnie moved to Springdale, Arkansas to be close to her sister, Connie, and help raise her niece and nephew, Nicole and Nathan Butler. In the spring of 2007 she moved to Alexandria to be close to her niece, Nicole (Butler) Heiss and family. She was a smiling face at The Butler's Pantry, her family's business in Alexandria. Bonnie lived at the Viking Towers for a year and most recently moved into Bethany Home when she became ill.

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Bonnie loved to go fishing and to sit outside and watch nature. She loved playing bingo. She was an animal lover; but mostly she loved being with her friends and family. She was truly an angel on earth. Her gentle spirit and unconditional love for her family and friends will be missed by all who knew her.

A celebration of life open house will be held Sunday, March 8 at The Butler's Pantry at 410 30th Avenue East in Alexandria from 1 to 3 p.m. All who knew Bonnie are invited to attend. A family memorial service will take place on June 20 in Bradford, PA. Burial will be in Columbia, MO.

She is survived by her mother, Doreen Frontino of Bradford; brothers, Terry (Patty) Federspiel of Rochester, NY, Tom Federspiel of Bradford and Brad Federspiel of Seneca, SC; sister, Susan Federspiel of Livingston, MT; brother-in-law, Martin (Robbea) Butler of Alexandria; five nephews and two nieces.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her father, Lloyd; and sister, Connie (Federspiel) Butler.

Memorials are preferred to the Lakes Area Humane Society in Alexandria.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.

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