Bonnie Jeanne McCarty

EAST PALESTINE – Bonnie Jeanne McCarty, 69, died Friday at St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center, Youngstown, following a recent illness.

Bonnie was born Aug. 5, 1944 in South Gate, Calif., a daughter of the late Murray Arthur and Dorothy Jean (Wilson) Smith. She had lived in the area since 1993.

She had worked as a waitress at the Shamrock Tavern and had also worked as a bookkeeper.

Her husband, Jack L. McCarty, preceded her in death May 2, 2005. She was also preceded in death a son, Richard McCarty; and by her grandson, Shawn McCarty.

Bonnie is survived by her daughters Jeannette (Fred) Figley, Doreen (Rob) Kaz, and Barbara McCarty; sons Daniel Van Buskirk, David Van Buskirk, and Duane (Carrin) Whitehead; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home.