Pearl Yvonne “Bonnie” Lehner, age 80, of Kendallville, died Sunday, January 24, 2021 at the Kendallville Manor. Bonnie was born in Bradshaw, West Virginia on July 12, 1940 to the late Theodore and Eula (Anglin) Arrington. She graduated from Yeager High School in West Virginia in 1958. She married James Gane Lehner (2018) in 1960 in Savannah, Georgia after he completed his career in the United States Air Force. The couple then moved to San Clemente, California where Bonnie was employed at the San Clemente Inn & Playhouse from 1975-1983 as a bookkeeper. In 1983, along with her son, Dwayne, they moved back to Kendallville to help take care of Bonnie’s ailing mother. Bonnie was employed with Dana Corporation as a bookkeeper from 1988-1995. She loved her raising her two sons and her family. Bonnie was an exceedingly kind and generous person. She a was hardworking, dedicated, fiercely independent and loving person. She loved watching birds eat from her feeders and especially loved hummingbirds in the summertime. She loved country music, gardening, nature and animals. She was a history buff and enjoyed researching her family genealogy and sharing the information she found with her family. She loved her dog, Buddy the Beagle, Dolly her Labrador Retriever, and Patches her cat.
Son, Chris Alan and Tracy Lehner of Orangevale, California.
Son, Dwayne Curtis Lehner of Kendallville.
Grandson, Daniel James Lehner of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Brother, Roger and Martha Arrington of Avilla.
Brother, David and Connie Arrington of LaGrange.
Many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Sherry Brady.
Visitation and services will be Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Hite Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM followed by a funeral service at 1:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home. Pastor Zach McCue will officiate the service.
The service will be broadcast live on the Hite Funeral Home Facebook page.
Memorial donations may be made to the Noble County Humane Shelter.
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