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Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home

703 Main Street, Toms River, NJ

OBITUARY

Bonnie Lou Ball

April 26, 1932February 13, 2020
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Bonnie Lou Ileen Shay Ball, 87, of Toms River, peacefully went home to her Lord on February 13 2020 at Rose Garden Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Bonnie was born in Sabraton, West Virginia, to John Asa Shay and Leona Mildred Cale Shay on April 26, 1932. She was crowned Buckwheat Princess in 1949 and looked forward to returning every year to the Buckwheat Festival in Kingwood, WVa with her lifelong friend, Heiki Graef. She graduated from Kingwood High School, Kingwood, West Virginia in 1950 and was a graduate of West Virginia Business College. She worked at Fairmont Supply, in Fairmont, W.Va. and at West Virginia University. Bonnie moved to NJ in 1959 and was employed by the Toms River Regional Schools for 32 years as a head secretary for the Adult School. She was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church of Toms River for 60 years and loved giving back to the community by participating in bake sales, providing food for the homeless, and making crafts for the Christmas Bizarre. She loved singing church hymns which always brought peace to her soul. Country Roads was also a favored song that brought her mind back to her home, West Virginia, every time she heard it. Bonnie is preceded in death by her parents, her son, Mark Ball, and sister, Dolores Jean Shay Rodeheaver. Bonnie is survived by daughters Pamela Biele Dittenhofer and husband Alan, Lanoka Harbor, Deanna Buccella and husband Anthony (TJ), Toms River, and her sister, Dottie Sue Brand, Bridgeport, WV., four grandchildren, Drema Jane Carpenter, Florida, Frankie Biele, Lacey Twsp. , Matthew Buccella, Camille Buccella, Toms River. Her kind, sweet and funny personality will be missed by all that knew her. We will cherish the memories of Bonnie and hold them forever in our hearts.

A Memorial Gathering will take place at Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main St, Toms River, NJ from 3 - 7 PM on Sunday, February 16, 2020. A Memorial Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Toms River, 129 Chestnut St, Toms River, NJ on Monday, February 17th at 11:00. The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Rose Garden Nursing and Rehabilitation, Ascend Hospice, First United Methodist Church of Toms River, and Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey. In lieu of flowers, the family has designated memorial contributions to the following: The First United Methodist Church Singspirations, Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey Connection Thru Music Program, American Cancer Society.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Sunday, February 16, 2020
  • Memorial Service Monday, February 17, 2020

Memories

Bonnie Lou Ball

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Dana Piscal

February 17, 2020

Dear Deanna, TJ, Matt & Camille-
Please know that we are thinking of you during this difficult time. Keep your memories close as they will bring you comfort during difficult days. Your mother will always watch over you...as a mother’s love never dies.

Sorry that we were unable to attend the services. You were all in our thoughts.

Hugs & love~
The Piscal Family

Fran Pannella

February 16, 2020

I just loved Bonnie's sweet personality, sense of humor and genuine smile that could fill the room! I am honored to have had the opportunity to meet and get to know Bonnie for a short time. She is one of those people who has left a sweet mark on my soul and I'll never forget her. Bonnie had a strong faith in God and deep love for her family that she spoke of in every encounter I had with her. Thanks Pam and Deanna for letting me be a small part of her life. Here is a picture of one of my favorite memories of her with our volunteer Brody or "Smiley" as she called him. May she Rest in Peace.

Andrea Perillo

February 16, 2020

A sad day saying good bye to our friend and neighbor for over 40 yrs.. We will always remember you Bonnie with Love and affection, will always remember your Smile, Laughter and Kind Heart.. Will always remember how hard working you were, so independent & caring, a Loving Mother and Friend..will think of you every time I eat an almond joy candy or a scoop of Ice Cream… You will be missed.. Rest in Peace
xoxo Andrea & Bobby Perillo xoxo
A note to : Pam and Deanna - Hug your Memories!! She will always be in your Heart, Her spirit lives in you both xoxo

Lynda & Kevin Bechtold

February 15, 2020

Our sympathy to the Ball Family.

It was a pleasure to have known Bonnie. Such a lovely woman, having much kindness & caring. Bonnie will be remembered fondly.

May she Rest in Peace.

Drema Ford

February 15, 2020

Aunt Bonnie lou had such a great personality. She would light up the room when she entered. She was so funny and loving. She will be greatly missed. She would always come home to wv to the buckwheat festival.

Marie Kozlowski

February 15, 2020

I am awed by the dedicated love expressed by Deanna and her family. That devotion cannot be measured but is a fulfillment of. Intense love and sacrifice.

Jim Wulfekotte

February 15, 2020

Bonnie has always been my second. Mom, and I have been her second son. As with Mark, you will not be forgotten Bonnie. Rest in peace.

Wendell Davis

February 15, 2020

Cousin Bonnie and I shared many great times growing up in rural West Virginia and we always kept in touch as our families grew by visitation or phone contacts. She will always have a special place in my heart.

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Bonnie Lou & her sister, Doie

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Bonnie Lou & her sister, Doie

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