Elaine (Bonny) Boniface died on November 22, 2021 at the age of 85 at the Warren Haven Nursing Home in Oxford, NJ. She was born on June 6,1936, the second daughter of John B.(Berk) and Frances C. Boniface.She attended public school in Chatham, NJ, graduating in 1953. She went to Earlham College and graduated with a BA degree in 1958. After college, she was a missionary in Korea for many years, periodically returning to the U.S. escorting Korean orphans who were being adopted by American parents. For a period of time she lived in California, caring for older people needing companionship. She then returned to New Jersey to help care for her elderly mother who was a resident at Heath Village Retirement Home In Hackettstown. She attended the Trinity Methodist Church, testifying her faith in Jesus and encouraged others to give their lives to God. As she grew older and needed help herself, Bonny chose to live out her final years at the Warren Haven Nursing Home in Oxford, NJ. At Warren Haven Bonny was always cheerful and brought joy and happiness to everyone around. She was greatly loved there. Bonny’s sister, Cornelia (Corey) died in 2017. She is survived by sisters Susan B. Wei (husband Phillip) and Jean B. Nilson (husband Paul deceased), six nephews and many great nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the Trinity Methodist Church in Hackettstown, NJ on December 4 at 11am. For those desiring donations may be made to the general fund account of Trinity Methodist Church,213 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 in memory of Bonny.
Date of Funeral
December 4, 2021