CANISTEO: Bonnie S. Kraft, 75, entered eternal rest on Tuesday (March 13, 2018) in Hornell, N.Y.
Bonnie was born June 12, 1942, in Buffalo to Oral and Dorothy ( Diefenbach) Yoder. On November 25, 1961 in Buffalo she married the late Timothy Kraft who predeceased her in 2014.
Her spirt is carried on by her three daughters, Jennifer Dent (Nelson) of Berwick, Pa. Becky (Christian) DelPrince of Buffalo and Julie (Jeffrey) Hopper of Winston-Salem, NC., 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren
Bonnie is also survived by her mother Dorothy ( Diefenbach) Yoder, her four sisters, Myrna Zaccagnino, Betty Gillespie, Susan Mumma (Thomas) all of Buffalo, and Marjorie Knowle (Harold) of Atlanta, GA. and several nieces and nephews.
Bonnie enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her three daughters. She was a master crafter and seamstress. She taught ceramics in her studio for over thirty years. She retired to “The Farm” in Hartsville, New York with her late husband, Tim Kraft. Together they worked at Stephen’s Tree farm. Tim built her a craft room and there she sewed, painted, knitted and created. She had a huge heart and nothing brought her more joy then creating handmade gifts for others. Bonnie cared for her community, and the people in it. She was an elder for several years at the First Presbyterian Church in Canisteo. She also volunteered in the gift shop at Saint James Hospital.
Friends and family are invited to a memorial service and celebration of life for Bonnie, Friday (March 23) at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church, South Main St. in Canisteo. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions in Bonnie’s name may be made to the https://www.foodbankst.org/backpack-program.
Arrangements are with the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo.
Online condolences and memories may be shared through hpsmithandsonfuneralhome.com.