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Aretta L. Bonsell

Mrs. Aretta L. Bonsell, age 65, of 663 Park Avenue, Tyrone, died Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 6:30 a.m. at the Altoona Regional Health Systems, Altoona Hospital Campus. She was born April 26, 1942 at Philipsburg, the daughter of Richard E. and Iona Moore McCahan. On December 22, 1961 she was married to Kenneth Bonsell who survives. Also surviving are four children: Kim (Allen) Russell of Tyrone, Jackie (Nelson) Haines of Tyrone, Kenneth Jr. (Christina) of Germany and Charles (Sheila) Bonsell of St. Louis; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her mother, Iona McCahan of Tyrone and four brothers: Richard and Scott of Tyrone, Robert of Lewisburg and Thomas of Bellwood and a dear friend and sister-in-law, Elda Mae Swanner who was the sister she never had.
She attended the Tyrone Alliance Church and was a homemaker and for years was a childcare provider with a deep love for all of the children. She was deeply loved by her husband, her children and grandchildren and all who knew her.
Funeral service for Aretta L. Bonsell will be held Friday, September 14, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Richard H. Searer Funeral Home, Inc. with Reverend Gerry Sneath officiating. Interment will be made at the convenience of the family in Blair Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home no Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the family in care of the Richard H. Searer Funeral Home Inc., 115 W. 10th Street, Tyrone, Pa. 16686.