Bonnie Sue (McKenzie) Holshey

Born: Wed., Jan. 11, 1967
Died: Sun., May 9, 2021


6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., May 12, 2021
Location: Lonaconing Location

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., May 13, 2021
Location: Lonaconing Location

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Bonnie Sue (McKenzie) Holshey, 54, of Washington Street, Lonaconing died Sunday, May 9, 2021 at her home in the arms of her loving husband, Gary, with her daughters, Tara and Jenna at her side after fighting a long hard battle with Kidney Cancer. Born on January 11, 1967 in Cumberland she was the daughter of Donald McKenzie and the late Margaret (Bogie) McKenzie.

Bonnie was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lonaconing. A 1985 graduate of Valley High School, she furthered her education at Allegany College of Maryland and Frostburg State University; where she earned her Master’s in Business Education. She went on to work for Allegany County Board of Education as a secretary, retiring after 30 years from Mountain Ridge High School. A member of the Good Will Fire Co. and Ladies Auxiliary, Bonnie had been a member for nearly 30 years. She was also a member of the George’s Creek Sorority Sisters. In her spare time Bonnie loved to go to the beach, it did not matter the time of year.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 27 years, Gary Holshey, having been together for a total of 38 years; he never left her side; two loving daughters, Tara and Jenna; her father, Donald McKenzie; a sister, Donna Jean Ryan and husband Russ; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Biff Thompson; two nephews, Luke Thompson and special friend Megan and Mitch Thompson; special friend to her daughters, Baylee Mowbray and many great friends, especially the “Dirty Dozen”.

Friends will be received at Wilhelm-Eakin Funeral Home, P.A., Lonaconing, on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 6-9 PM. A memorial service will be held jointly by local Fire Companies and Ladies Auxiliaries at 7:00 PM. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Thomas Morgan officiating. Interment will be held at Frostburg Memorial Park, Frostburg.

The family would like to thank Hospice, Dr. Zaman, Dr. Ahmed and especially the “Dirty Dozen” for the care and support given to Bonnie.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Bonnie to the Good Will Ladies Auxiliary, C/O Barbara Lamberson at 16012 Rockville St., Lonaconing, MD 21539 and the Pink Ladies/ACS at 15803 Rockville St., Lonaconing, MD 21539.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Ternent, Les Broadwater, Pat Stakem, Dennis Loar, Bobby Ritchie and Tim Fazenbaker and honorary pallbearer will be William “W” Beechie looking down from Heaven. 

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The David Kidwell Family
   Posted Tue May 11, 2021
We are so very sorry of the passing of Bonnie. Our prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. May God continue to wrap his loving arms around you and give you strength ,comfort and everything else that you may need.

Love & prayers,
David, Christy, Grayce & Ryleigh

Karen Getson and Mike Wilhelm
   Posted Tue May 11, 2021
Sympathy and prayers for your family. So very sorry for your loss.

Tom Arnold and Family
   Posted Tue May 11, 2021
Gary, Tara, Jenna, Donna Jean and Donald.. and all of Bonnie Sue's friends

I'm not good with words here but Bonnie and all of you have been in my daily prayers for a long time. Bonnie was a great person and a real "fighter". We have lost touch over the years but some of my greatest memories are from the years we were growing up together on Detmold Street and our family visits for many years that followed, and they remain to this day. Bonnie Sue is one that will be missed, but she is also one that will be remembered.

Nothing but the best thoughts and prayers from me and my family. God bless all of you!

Tom, Gladys, Casey, Alexa and Brian

Bernie and Linda Zlomek
   Posted Tue May 11, 2021
Gary and girls, our hearts are broken - Bonnie was such a special lady to all who knew her and we especially appreciated all she did for us during LeeAnn's illness and passing. We will never forget her and though we are sad to lose her, we know she is now painfree and at peace in her Heavenly home. May your love and sweet memories help you through the days ahead. We are always here for you.

John & Gayle Virts
   Posted Tue May 11, 2021
So very sorry for your loss. You all our in our thoughts and prayers.

Sandy, Gene house
   Posted Tue May 11, 2021
Prayers, she will always be with you in your heart. So sorry.

Bob & Teresa White
   Posted Wed May 12, 2021
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
Bob & Teresa

Diane Wellings
   Posted Wed May 12, 2021
Farewell my childhood friend. Until we meet again. May comfort, warmth and good memories come to Gary and the entire family.....

Ginny Walton
   Posted Wed May 12, 2021
I was very sorry to read of Bonnie's passing, and wish to express my heartfelt sympathy to all her family. It is especially difficult following so soon after the loss of Margie. I worked with them both at Westmar High School, and will always have great admiration for them. May they rest on peace.

diane denise spiker
   Posted Wed May 12, 2021
i'm sorry i can't be there to show my support for the family i'm a bit under the weather. Bonnie was and is an inspiration of courage , strength, and love , may you rest in peace Heaven has an amazing Angel

Phyllis Rankin
   Posted Thu May 13, 2021
Gary, I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your family at this difficult time

Mark and Cathy Kinsman
   Posted Fri May 14, 2021
Jenna ,You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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