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Bonnie L. (Stewart) James

August 8, 1945 ~ August 11, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old


Bonnie L. (Stewart) James

August 8, 1945     August 11, 2023

            Bonnie L. (Stewart) James, 78, of Williamsburg, passed away early Friday morning, August 11, 2023, at UPMC Altoona, surrounded by her loving family.

            She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late John Stewart and Kathryn (Shamp) Seilhamer.

            Surviving are five children: Becky L. Brenneman (Louis), Mindy L. Bishop (David), Tina L. Bowmaster (Randall), David L. James (Valarie), and Daniel L. James (Shane), all of Williamsburg; twelve grandchildren: Joshua King (Adia), Hannah Brenneman, Brandon Bishop (Kayanna), Nathan Bishop, Alyssa Bowmaster (Tyler), Cassidy Bowmaster (Bennett), Dylan James, Anthony James, Abby James, Kyler James (Aya), Alex James, and Evan James; a great-grandaughter, Mina; a sister, Sharlene Kearney (Walter), of Naples, Florida; a half-brother, Zane Seilhamer (Kathy), of Altoona; numerous special nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her dog, Carla.

            Bonnie was a 1963 graduate of Altoona High School. She was employed at Williamsburg High School for 30 years, as the high school secretary, until her retirement in 2007. Bonnie was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Williamsburg.

            She loved spending time with her family and supporting all of her grandchildren’s activities. Bonnie was the backbone of her family and held dignity, grace, and strength through every aspect of her life. She enjoyed baking, cooking, playing cards with the card club ladies, and attending monthly lunches with her cousins.

            Friends will be received from 10 am to 12 noon, Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at Zion Lutheran Church, Williamsburg, where a funeral service will be held at 12 noon, Pastor Tiffany Marvich officiating. Private interment will be held at Shellytown-Fairview Cemetery, rural Williamsburg.

            Memorial contributions in memory of Bonnie can be made to the Williamsburg Food Pantry at Zion Lutheran Church c/o Food Pantry, 217 Plum Street, Williamsburg, PA 16693 or to the American Diabetes Association – Western Division, 112 Washington Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

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August 16, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church
217 Plum St
Williamsburg, PA 16693

Funeral Service
August 16, 2023

12:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church
217 Plum St
Williamsburg, PA 16693

Private Interment

Shellytown - Fairview Cemetery, Williamsburg


American Diabetes Association - Western PA
112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh PA 15219

Zion Lutheran Church c/o Food Pantry
217 Plum Street, Williamsburg PA 16693


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