Condolences for Bonnie Ellen McLaren Johnston

Carolee O’Hara posted on 4/7/20

I have known Bonnie for over sixty years. Our parents were good friends. They were wonderful people. Any time I saw Bonnie, she was always friendly and lovely. She never failed to be kind. She so loved her family and was so very proud of all of you. May she Rest In Peace.


Candace miles posted on 4/1/20

A beautiful lady. She always had a smile on her face. May God comfort you at this difficult time. Love and prayers to the family.


Cheryl Wright posted on 3/31/20

I am so sorry for your loss. I wanted you to know that Miss McLaren was my 2nd grade teacher in Chester. She was one of the biggest influences in my desire to be a teacher. I was probably one of her first classes (1965/66). Years later, I was working at the IGA in Lisbon and she came in. I recognized her immediately. She was as sweet and kind then, as she was 25 years earlier as my teacher. She was a great lady. Again, I am so sorry for your loss.


Jean-Philippe Rigaud posted on 3/31/20

I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss Brandy and all of Bonnie's family. Such a beautiful life lived...may we all strive to be as good!


Anne Kirkbride posted on 3/31/20

Dear Jodi. My condolences. I remember your Mom as we would talk during swimming lessons at the old Y. What a beautiful lady. Think of you often.


Dennis and Terry DiRienzo posted on 3/31/20

So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you..


Bob Glass posted on 3/31/20

So sad to hear of your mother's death, Jodi. I always felt she was one of the best teachers at Allison Elementary school. She seemed to always have a smile and really loved the students she had in her classroom. Be assured of my prayers for her and your family.


Jim and Loretta Bise posted on 3/28/20

We were so sorry to hear about Bonnie. Jim has many great memories of times they spent together during school. What a beautiful lady with a beautiful smile and heart. She was so proud of her family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.


Macy posted on 3/28/20

Sending prayers and positivity. Sorry for your families loss. <3


Peggy Patterson posted on 3/27/20

Love and prayers to your family. Bonnie was an awesome person who always had a smile on her face. I worked with her at ATA and remember her fondly. She talked about her kids all the time. I know she loved you more than life itself. So sorry for your loss.



Sherry Clark posted on 3/27/20

Bonnie was my second grade teacher and one of my favorites and later became a friend. Rest In Peace Bonnie and may God Bless your soul❤️❤️❤️


Susie Leon posted on 3/27/20

Jodi,you and your family; are in my thoughts and prayers. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by many. Hold on to your many wonderful memories.


Carolyn Nicholson posted on 3/27/20

My deepest sympathy to you Jodi, Curt and your families on the death of your beloved Mother BONNIE. This is a sad time for all but want you to know she was loved by so many being the beautiful lady she was with a loving smile and personality. Love to all of you. She will be missed.


Kim Brewer-Clark posted on 3/27/20

So sorry to hear this, your mother was a wonderful person. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.


Gregory Thrasher posted on 3/27/20

So sorry for your loss


Carole Salisbury posted on 3/27/20

So sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and your family


Debbie and Randy Wilson posted on 3/26/20

Your mom was truly a beautiful woman inside and out. She never met a stranger. Truly enjoyed talking to her. So sorry for your loss.


carol shepherd posted on 3/26/20

Bonnie taught my Children, They adored Her. She was a beautiful, caring, Classy Lady. My condolences to Her Family.


Prideau Family posted on 3/26/20

Our deepest sympathy for your family! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


Jeff & Natalie Rice posted on 3/26/20

Sending many prayers to all of the family. our condolences.


Dana Wright posted on 3/26/20

I have so many memories going back to when I was in high school of Bonnie/Nannie! All of them I think of fondly with a smile and one I think about and I laugh thanks to me telling on Jodi many years after the incident! My whole family has loved Bonnie since the day we met her! Then Sierra became best friends with her Granddaughter Chandler and she took Sierra in as her own. She will be greatly missed! Hugs to all of her family! God bless.


Vicki Watson-Smith posted on 3/26/20

Bonnie was an incredible lady with a lot of class. She spoke the truth. She will forever be missed. She will forever be in our hearts. I’m lifting all family and friends up in prayer.


Eileen George Cusick posted on 3/26/20

So terribly sorry for your family. Bonnie was a great friend and a wonderful mother and grandmother. She will be sadly missed by all. Your family will be in my prayers.


Cindy E Gibson posted on 3/26/20

Very sorry for your loss your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Richard Miller and Cindy


LisaT posted on 3/26/20

Jodi, I was so sorry to hear about your mom. Know that she will be smiling down on you and proud as always. I’m certain her hopes for you all is to just conquer on. You and Doug are doing such a wonderful job with the girls and she will be watching to see the future great achievements because they are all destine first greatness. Many prayers


Betsy Miller posted on 3/26/20

Jodi . I was so sorry to learn of the passing of your mom. I have known her for a long time and know that she made a positive impact on all who knew her.. she will be missed by many


Kim Lane posted on 3/26/20

I’m so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a beautiful and fantastic person. I cherish the memories of years ago


Rebecca Mckitrick RN posted on 3/26/20

Jodi and family members.My sincerest condolences to you and your family. What a beautiful blessing Bonnie was to all who knew her.


Patty Hoppel posted on 3/26/20

The first time I ever saw Bonnie was when I worked at Kroger’s in Calcutta. She was not a part of my family then, and I didn’t know her at all. But she was so beautiful, I thought she must have been a movie star and reminded me of a young Elizabeth Taylor. When she came through my register, she was as nice as could be to me. Years later, she became family. I’ll always remember how she made us feel very special to her with a gift or a card. And the large amounts of food she would bring to our family gatherings that took us several trips to the car to unload! She made sure her children and grandchildren had the best life she could give them with her generosity and thoughtfulness! My wish for them is that they keep living their best life in her memory, she would want that for them! My sincere condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with you Jodi, Curt, and families at this time.


Lana Judy posted on 3/26/20

I am so sad to hear of Bonnie's passing. She was my friend threw school and on the internet. We all ways shared our grandchildren's photo's. She will be deeply missed . She loved her family dearly, They were her life. Prayers to all of you at this time of sorrow.


Bill Spurlock posted on 3/26/20

My condolences to your family, Miss McLaren was my elementary school teacher and also the first teacher that I had a crush on. She was an excellent teacher and always did the best for her students. In fact one day back in the Mid 90s I believe I was at the white stallion club in Chester and I looked over and saw her and her husband at a table, I told my friend who she was and that I had a crush on her in elementary school and that I was going to go over and ask if I could have a dance with my favorite teacher she looked at me and Smiled and said of course, as we were dancing I told her who I was and that I had a crush on her in many many years ago in elementary school she told me she remembered who I was, I think she was just being polite because of all the students that She taught, but anyway it has been and always will be one of my most cherished memories thank you and God bless you miss McLaren.


Bill Spurlock posted on 3/26/20

My sincere condolences to your family, Miss McLaren was my elementary teacher, She was a beautiful lady and the only teacher I had a crush on in fact I ran into her and her husband back in the mid-90s, I believe it was at the white stallion club in Chester, as I was with a friend of mine I told him that she was a teacher I had a crush on back in elementary school and I was going to go over to her and ask if I could have a dance with my favorite teacher, she looked at me And smiled and said of course. As we danced I told her that I was one of her students many years ago and that I always had a big crush on her I told her who I was and she said she remembered, I think she was just being polite, after all how could she remember all of her students so many years ago. But for me it is a memory that I will always cherish God bless you miss McLaren and many thanks from all your students.



Christy Carr posted on 3/26/20

I remember Bonnie from years ago out and about town. I thought she was the most beautiful woman in East Liverpool. She had dark shiny hair and sparkling eyes when she smiled that million dollar smile. In most recent years, her beauty was still there, the sparkle in her eyes and that stunning smile that seemed to never leave her beautiful face. Her children and grandchildren look so much like her. She was very proud of her family that is as loving and caring as she was. Memories will sustain you and bring a smile when you least expect it. Everything she was, she still is. Rest easy Bonnie, we will see you soon.❤


Julie Bryson posted on 3/26/20

Jodi, Curt & families, I am so sorry about your mom. She was a great person and will be missed by many. You have wonderful memories of her !! Rest in Peace Bonnie!! ❤ Love & Prayers, Julie Bryson & family


nancy kauffman posted on 3/26/20

we are so sad to hear abou your sweet mom she was as beautiful inside as she was on the outside. Always asking about our family and sharing the love of her family.she will be always be in your heart and cherished memories.Prayers for comfort and peace to all the family


Cora Lee (Crawford) Lyons posted on 3/26/20

I am so very sorry to hear this. She was not only my teacher but a friend. She was a great, caring and classy woman. I will miss her so much. Prayers & well thoughts for all of her family.


Tony LaScola posted on 3/26/20

My sincere condolences to the family. Not only was Bonnie my teacher, I considered her a personal friend to myself and my family. We often ran into each other while shopping and always took time to catch up. Wonderful Lady always with her beautiful smile,


Betty Fetty posted on 3/26/20

Bonnie, was my best friend in the world. When our children were small, we would stay up all night talking on phone. Will miss you. See you in our new home. Love , and prayers to your family.


Suzanne Bowen Greene Goodman posted on 3/26/20

My dearest friend, with you gone, our world has lost an angel your children have lost their precious Mom & your grandchildren have lost their Nannie. I have lost a part of me that was always yours. Prayers and condolences to your family, who loved you unconditionally. Love always. Suzanne Bowen Greene Goodman


Christy Gibas posted on 3/26/20

I’m so very sorry, Jodi and family for the loss of your beautiful mother. I just lifted all of you in prayer. May you feel the comfort and peace of Jesus even now.


Todd Hayter posted on 3/26/20

Jodi and Curt and family I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Try to reflect on the good things that Bonnie always brought into everyone’s lives. I did not know her well but she was always smiling and was one of the kindest woman I’ve ever met


Esther Derenberger Mueller. Class of 1960 posted on 3/26/20

So sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful person inside and out.