Bonnie J. Elder

Bonnie Jeanelle Elder, 76, of Harrisville, died June 18, 2013, at United Hospital, Bridgeport, W.Va.

She was born Jan. 17, 1937 at Burnt House, the daughter of the late Hosea P. and Ione Louise Wright Prather.

Jeanelle was a graduate of Harrisville High School, Class of 1955. She was a homemaker and member of First Assembly of God, Harrisville, where she was choir director for the Children’s choir, Youth choir and Adult choir, taught Sunday school and was youth director. She was the director of several food pantries in Parkersburg and Harrisville and enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.

She is survived by one daughter, Melanie L. Miller (David) of Harrisville; son, Michael W. Elder (Arletta Amos) of Washington, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Spencer and Trace Elder of Washington; and sister, Jeanette Goodnight of Smithville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne B. Elder.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. June 21 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Pastor Ronnie Blevins and Pastor Curtis Christian officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, near Harrisville. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 4-8 p.m.

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