Bonnie L. Amidon, formerly of Hornell

FLORIDA/HORNELL-Bonnie L. Amidon, 69, of Sebring, Florida, formerly of Hornell, passed away Sunday evening (March 8, 2015) at the home of her daughter, Kim Betker, of Hornell.


Born in Hornell, February 13, 1946, the daughter of LeRoy and Betty Dennis Loper, she had resided in Almond during her early life, and in Hornell most of her adult life. She obtained her LPN degree in Orlando Florida, and had worked for a time at the Hornell Gardens as a LPN and physical therapy aide. She then began her career with the Allegany Arc, beginning as a LPN and held the position of President prior to her retirement. After moving to Florida, Bonnie continued to remain active in the activities of the Buttonwood Bay Retirement Community. She sold real estate, was active in the Big Sister Program and served as a guardian ad litem for children at risk.


She was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Ada Loper.


She is survived by her husband, Stephen Amidon, 4 daughters, Kim “O’Dell” (Mark) Betker of Hornell, Karen Amidon of Georgia, Beckie (Bill) Austin of Andover and Tammy (Guy) Sick of Hornell,3 sons, Todd Amidon of Florida, James Stephen Amidon of Rochester, and James Scott Amidon of Florida, 19 Grandchildren; Chris and Nick O’Dell, Aliesha Roegiers, Lauren Amidon, Haley Withrow, Katie and Raymond Rahmlow, Heather Amidon, Roy and Patrick Austin, Justin Sick, Talana Ingalls, Kayla Widger , Alexandria Snyder, Shaleena McEvoy and Brandon Ingalls, Cody, Devon and Kaleb Amidon, Ken and Kyle Betker, 18 Great Grandchildren.


To send a remembrance to the family or to light a candle in Bonnie’s memory, please visit The family is being assisted by Gerald R. Brown, Director at Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home of Hornell.


The family will be present to receive friends at the Canisteo Wesleyan Church, 25 Greenwood Street, Canisteo on Friday evening from 6 until 7 PM at which time a Memorial Service honoring Bonnie’s life will be held. Rev. Donald Maynard will officiate.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those wishing make memorial contributions to the Allegany Arc, 240 O’Connor Street, Wellsville, NY 14895.