Bonnie Berger, 85, of Rittman, passed away June 12, 2019, at her residence following a lengthy and courageous battle with dementia.
She and her twin sister, Boncil, were born June 9, 1934, in Wayne County, W.Va, to Haliday and Hasty Adkins.. Bonnie graduated from Wayne High School in 1952 and moved with her family to Akron shortly thereafter. She began working at Falls Tool and Die, where she met the love of her life, Gene Berger. They were married June 9, 1957. Bonnie and Gene moved to Rittman, where they had two daughters, Wenona (Tim) Anderson and Sherri Horton. She was employed by The Post Newspapers, Morton Salt and Denny’s Dyna Clean. She was involved with Girl Scouts, Rittman Pee Wee Football Cheerleading and Mother’s Club.
In addition to her daughters, she is survived by granddaughter, Brandi (Cody) Colly, of Massillon; great-grandchildren, Avery and Kentley; sisters, Boncil Stoler and Gloria McClain; brother, Corbin Adkins; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gene, in 2015; brothers, Lorraine and Sherman Adkins; and sister, Lavonnia Jordan.
Memorial contributions may be made to Summa Health at Home Hospice, 1077 Gorge Blvd., Akron, OH 44310. The family wishes to thank Nancy, Christine and Jessica from hospice for their kind and compassionate care during the last several years. They would also like to thank Susie and Rick Riggs, Jimmy and Michelle Pertee and Susan Graber.
Auble-Gillman Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Publisher’s Note: For many years, all the inserts that appeared in The Post were all stuffed into the papers by hand. It was through a crew of very hard working women that included Bonnie Berger that this was made possible. We are forever thankful to Bonnie for all her years of service to our company and offer our deepest condolences to her family. -MBT