Benita Aiko Bolon

October 18, 1958October 29, 2021

In the early morning hours of Friday, October 29, our darling angel Benita Aiko Bolon (Skeebie to her close family and friends) succumbed to a lifelong battle with heart failure. She was 11 days past her 63rd birthday.

Benita spent her early years in Meadow Bridge with her Grandparents, Gordon and Zella Judy, whom she adored her whole life. After spending some time in Indiana with her parents, she returned to West Virginia to attend Meadow Bridge High School, and then Trap Hill High School where she met her future husband and soul mate John Bolon. John and Benita dated through high school and beyond, and married in June 1978, a marriage that lasted 43 years. Benita was told she wouldn't live past childhood, then past her teen years, then they gave up. She was born with a congenital heart defect. She was told to never have children. She did that too and went on to have two granddaughters, that she adored.

Benita had a multitude of friends, and she treated everyone good. She had a big smile, and a great testimony of what the Lord had brought her through, including a heart transplant in 2009. In the end, her heart and her kidneys failed, and she just wanted to go home to be with the Lord. She will never be gone from our hearts.

Benita is preceded in death by her Grandparents Gordon and Zella Judy and Frank and Faye Aliff. Also an infant sister, Christie Aliff, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She is survived by her husband John W Bolon, her daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Steve Pierce, Granddaughters Emily Pierce and Lillie Pierce, her parents Norman and Norma Aliff of Meadow Bridge, formerly of Eccles, WV. Three brothers, Norman Ray Aliff (Peggy), Jerry Aliff, and David Aliff (Nancy). She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Oma Bolon who loved her as her own daughter. She is also survived by her very best friend whom she considered and loved as a sister, Karen Rickard, and her family Dale, Jenny, and Jessica, also, her brother and sister-in-law's Ruth (Robert) Cline, Grace (Leonard) Parks, James Bolon, Rebekah (Bobby) Treadway who all considered her as a sibling. She was in their lives from 15 years old. Many nieces and nephews whom she loved, and her and John's "adopted" daughter Melva Ayers. Rest in Peace Benita, you will surely be missed.

Pallbearers will be her brother-in-law and nephews.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, November 5, 2021


Benita Aiko Bolon

have a memory or condolence to add?

Jonie Snodgrass McCormick

November 4, 2021

Extending heartfelt sympathy to John, Michelle and all the family as you celebrate the life of a beautiful and courageous woman. Benita was always wearing a friendly smile at family gatherings and always so pleasant. She was determined and full of faith and now at Home with Jesus. Hold fast to happy memories! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dorothy (Young/Bowling) Bowman

November 4, 2021

Nov 4 2021 at 9:19pm To all of Benita's family, friends, and loved ones, my thoughts, prayers, and love is for all of you. I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless all of you, and help all of you thru this. It had been a long time since I had seen her, but she was always so sweet. She will be missed by all. Love and prayers, from Dorothy (Young/Bowling) Bowman.

Karen Keller

November 3, 2021

I’m broken hearted. I know she is celebrating in heaven, but I’m sad that she’s no longer here. I loved her dearly. Love and prayers . KAREN

Don Peshek

November 2, 2021

John and all of Benita's family ...... I met Benita soon after she had her heart transplant in 2009 as a volunteer with the heart transplant team. She was an amazing and strong woman, to say the least. She could always make me laugh even on her really tough days. I remember her Mom and Dad were always close by. I know I will never forget her. May my prayers help give all of you strength and lift you up.

May God Bless all of you!!

Don Peshek (Canton, OH)

Ramona Harris

November 2, 2021

I really didn't know Benita , that well knew her though my cousin Karen . Knew her for 30 years . Benita always had a big smile and a kind word, She was so easy to talk to, she loved her daughter and grandbabies so much. always seen her at my job and we would talk for a few minute's. If you were having a bad day she would say turn it around . There are no words that I can say to ease your pain, it will always be with you. Just remember all the good times and her warm heart with all my prayers to the family and friends Ramona Harris

Walker Nora

November 2, 2021

We we're good bowling buddies and friend.