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December 6, 2019

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"Bonnie" Jean Cutcher was an Ohio 4-H Hall of Fame inductee

Sister of Don Traxler of Ada

Bondetta "Bonnie" Jean Cutcher (nee Traxler), 84, of Brownhelm, died Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Wesleyan Village after a lengthy illness.

Bonnie was born Sept. 22, 1934, in Upper Sandusky and had been an Elyria resident for the past 6 months moving from Brownhelm.

Bonnie graduated from Bowling Green State University. She owned and operated the Brownhelm Store for 31 years, retiring in 1999. She was a Martha Holding Jennings Scholar and taught in Brownhelm School for 7 years and Lorain Elementary School for 11.5 years. After selling the Browhhelm Store she was a substitute teacher for Firelands Elementary School.

Bonnie was a member of the Brownhelm United Church of Christ where she was involved in the Women's Fellowship Club. She was a 4-H Club Advisor for 50 years and inducted into the Ohio 4-H Hall of Fame on March 12, 2011. She was also a member of the Brownhelm Historical Society and past Girl Scout Leader.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Glen William "Bill" Cutcher of Elyria; sons, Glen (Christine) Cutcher of Vermilion and Albert (Shinim) Cutcher of Oberlin; daughters, Dorothy (Jeff) Gilenbach of Huston, Texas and Bernice Cutcher of Wellington; grandchildren, Ian, Justin, Jason, Tom, Patricia, Dana, Chris, and Joe; 14 great grandchildren; brother, Donald Traxler of Ada; and sisters, Nancy (Ron) Bolendar of Eaton and Clarice Atherhdt of Upper Sandusky.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Garnetta (nee Kinley) Traxler and her grandson, Andrew Nemeth.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 30, from 1-3 p.m. and 5 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7 p.m. at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 S. Street, Vermilion, Ohio. The Rev. Joyce E. Schroer will officiate. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, July 3, at 10 a.m. at Brownhelm Cemetery, Vermilion.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Brownhelm United Church of Christ, 2144 North Ridge Road, Vermilion, OH 44089 or Ohio 4-H Youth Development, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr, Columbus, OH 43210.

Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.