Bonnie Syx Finch, obituary in Salem, Ohio

SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Bonnie Syx Finch, 78, of Salem, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital with her family surrounded by her.

She was born in Alliance on May 13, 1944 to the late Harold Syx and Doris Faloon Syx Gobely.

Bonnie graduated from West Branch High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Business Education and Vocational Business from Youngstown State University and went on to earn her Masters in Mathematics from Ohio University.

She was a member of the Bethel United Church of Christ in Beloit as well as several different Bible study groups.

Bonnie had been a business teacher at the Swiss Hills Career Center in Woodsfield, Ohio for 26 years and was active in her teachers’ union, where she served as treasurer. She enjoyed mentoring new teachers and prided herself on being able to get several students to compete in both state and national competitions. Bonnie had also served as a consultant for the Business Professionals of America.

She retired from teaching to spend time with her beloved grandchildren. She loved participating in her various athletic and extracurricular activities. Bonnie enjoyed reading, crafts, crocheting, painting, making quilts, and sewing clothes for her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Delmer Paul Finch, whom she married on April 29, 1967. Together they had three sons, William Paul (Patricia) Finch of Uniontown, Ohio, Kevin Michael (Stacey) Finch of Clayton, Ohio, and Andrew Shawn (Sarah) Finch of Columbiana; Also surviving are her grandchildren Addison Rebecca Finch and Devon Shawn Finch.

Bonnie was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Ann Finch.

Friends welcome the family on Thursday, December 1, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Friday, December 2, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana. Worship services will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 11:00 am at the funeral home, led by Pastor Allen R. Kahler.

The burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park in the parish of Knox.

The preparations were entrusted to the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

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