Northwood — Bonita (Adkins) Deal, 87, of Northwood, Ohio, passed away on September 27, 2022 at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. Bonita was born on December 20, 1934 in the Village of Northwood, Ohio to Carl and Dorothy (Goodeman) Adkins.
She graduated from Olney High School in 1952 and worked at Sun Oil Company as an accountant for 35 years, retiring in 1987.
Bonita married Gerald “Jerry” Deal on December 14, 1962and they have been married for 59 years. Bonita was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church. She was also a member of several bowling leagues, Sun Oil Retirees and Recreation Association, Maumee Eagles Auxiliary #2562, Maumee and BG Elks Women #1850, Women of Monroe Moore #714, Michigan/Ohio Kountry Kicker’s Dance Club, Northwest Ohio Dance Club (as well as many other dance clubs), Sugar Creek Golf Course in Elmore for 45 years, Gourmet Golfers and Public Links Leagues taking many golf trips. Bonita and her husband followed Olney, Lake and Rossford High school basketball games for 25 years. She also downhill skied for many years in Michigan, Colorado, Vermont, New York and Montreal, Canada.
Bonita is survived by her husband, Jerry; sisters-in-law, Sandra Konieczny and Doris (Larry) Lafferty, Carol Deal; brothers-in-law, Richard (Marge) Deal, Paul (Nancy) Deal, Donald (Connie) Deal, Robert (Sue) Deal, Raymond Fry; cousin, Sandra Grove; and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carla and Dorothy Adkins; brothers, Larry and Lorne Adkins; cousins, Shirley (Robert) Businger, Marilyn (Jerry) Lewandowski, Gail Grove; sisters & brothers-in-law, Leota Betty & Earl Kusian, Pauline & Paul Spencer, Beverly & Marion Hicks, Ruth & Henry Jabs, Carol Fry, Carl Konieczny and Theodore Deal. Bonita and Jerry’s lives have been enriched by wonderful, special friends who became part of their family.
Bonita has been described as “like a sister”, a “lifeline”, a “best, forever and loyal friend”, a “soul full of goodness” and a “GREAT dancer”. Her husband, Jerry simply describes her as “My Bride”.
Family and Friends may visit from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Rd., where services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 11:00 am.
Interment will follow in Lake Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Mark Lutheran Church, Hospice of Northwest Ohio, or Northwood Volunteer Fire Department #2. www.egglestonmeinert.com