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David A. Bonifield, 64, of Mount Perry, Ohio, went home to be with our Lord, Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at The Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus after a short battle with lung cancer. He was born December 20, 1945, in Hopewell, a son of the late Harold and Opal Beall Bonifield. He was a graduate of West Muskingum High School Class of 1965. He worked at Mosaic Tile, Pepsi for 23 years, Essex Wire and Longaberger. He loved his family, grandchildren, two great grandsons, bowling, playing cards with his family and watching his favorite shows on T.V. His favorite pastime was sitting at the kitchen table, watching the squirrels and enjoying a cup of coffee.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Loretta Bruce Bonifield of the home; his children, Paula (Jeff) Brown of Marysville, Amy (Darren) Tolbert of Zanesville, Paul Bonifield and Ed (Theresa) Bonifield, both of Dresden; his step children, Rex Wartenbee of Coshocton, Ken Wartenbee of Newark, Mindy (Leroy) Elliott and Angie Paxton, both of Zanesville; his loving sisters, Ella Jean Ebert of Crooksville, Betty (Frank) Johnson of Zanesville, Marge Hammer and Jane (Larry) Poling, both of Lancaster; nine grandsons; five granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold (Butch) and Charles (Chuck) Bonifield; and a granddaughter, Jessica Bonifield.
Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. today, Friday, December 10, 2010 at the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Ave., Zanesville. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the funeral home with Rev. Joseph A. DiVincenzo officiating. He will be laid to rest in Mt. Sterling Cemetery.
To send a note of condolence, sympathy card or comfort food to the Bonifield family: www.bolin-dierkesfuneralhome.com