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1934 Yvonne 2020

Yvonne E. "Bonnie" Setzer

February 1, 1934 — April 10, 2020

Yvonne E. Setzer  “beloved mother, grandmother, and sister”

COUDERSPORT, Pa.---Yvonne E. “Bonnie” Setzer, 86, a longtime resident of Coudersport, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, after a long illness.

Born on Thursday, February 1, 1934 in Borie, she was a daughter of LeRoy and Florence Reed Shaw. On August 23, 1952 in Salamanca, N.Y., she married Kenneth R. Setzer, who passed away on September 19, 2007.

Bonnie was employed as a nurse’s aide at the Olean General Hospital in Olean, N.Y. for a short period of time; later worked at the former Anchor Toy Company in Coudersport; and retired after 21 years of employment at Encon Midland Optical in Coudersport.

Bonnie enjoyed cooking and baking cookies for her grandchildren, who were her greatest love.

Surviving are two daughters, Patricia A. Black of Coudersport and Gloria J. (William) McCauley of Daytona Beach, Florida; six grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ethel Reed of Olean, N.Y. and Caroline Piccirillo of Olean, N.Y.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David and Marcia Setzer of Yreka, California; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Bonnie was predeceased by a son, Bruce L. Setzer, who passed away on May 15, 2008; and several siblings.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation for Bonnie from 1pm to 2pm on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Park United Methodist Church, Coudersport.  A celebration of her life will follow at 2pm in the church.  The Rev. Scott Ogden, pastor, will officiate.  She will be buried next to her husband in the Reed Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association, 122 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915; to the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department, 171 Port Allegany Road, Coudersport, PA 16915; or to the Christmas House, 402 North Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Bonnie entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Bonnie, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.


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