Eula Bonitta “Bonnie” Stufft, 85 of Bedford, went home to be with her “Dear Heavenly Father” on December 28, 2020 while residing at Colonial Courtyard. She was the daughter of the late Wilbert and Rachel (Bishop) Gaus. She is survived by her loving companion Frederick Vida; two daughters Deborah Stufft and Colleen Stufft both of Bedford; two granddaughters: Dena Sigler and Janell Downey; eight great-grandchildren: Keisha Perrin, Kaytee and Kyla Sigler, Terrence Gunby, Kareem Simons, Charmani, Savannah and King James; one great-great-granddaughter: Reagan Perrin; two nephews: Mike and Dwayne Gaus; two nieces: Julie and Kenya Reihart. She was preceded in death by her companion of 44 years Donald Feight, one brother Gerald Gaus and one grandson Jeffrey Davidson II.
Bonnie retired from Kennametal after 33 years where she developed many friendships. She enjoyed sewing and making her daughters clothing when they were young, bowling with her league friends, young at heart games and she always looked forward to phone calls with her friends. We can’t forget frugal “Mimi” taught us all to find bargains at yard sales and how not to be wasteful and use only half of a paper towel. Above all of this, she truly spent her entire life putting others first. Her grandchildren, Dena and Janell can attest to her selfless ways and the time she devoted to their care and teaching them life’s valuable lessons. She never felt sorry for herself, but instead counted her blessings and not her problems. She always treated others the way she wanted to be treated. Her understanding of people and her ability to accept others for who they were was astounding. She did not know what a grudge was and always taught to forgive. When her children’s father Bernard “Rawhide” Stufft fell ill it was her kind heart that allowed herself to help her daughter’s care for him until his passing in 2013. We were all blessed to have a front row seat watching this selfless woman in action and may we all do our best to live our lives as she did.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family due to the covid restrictions and the health of other people. Arrangements by the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home in Bedford. Those wishing may make donations in Bonnie’s name to the Bedford Senior Center, 203 South Richard Street, Bedford, PA 15522. Our online guest book is available at www.berkebilefuneralhome.com.
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