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Eileen Lyon

July 6, 1931 ~ January 19, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Eileen Bernice (Bonner) Lyon, 91, of Findlay, Ohio died at 11:16 a.m., Thursday, January 19, 2023 at home. She was born July 6, 1931 in Huntington County, Indiana to Guy H. and Dessie M. (Waters) Bonner, both deceased. She graduated from Union Township High School, Huntington County, Indiana in 1949 and from International Business College in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1950. She was employed in the office of Fort Wayne State School for two years, the office of North American Van Lines, Fort Wayne, IN, for 7½ years and the city of Findlay Water Billing Office for nearly 15 years and retired at 66 years of age.

 

Eileen was married to Jerry L. Lyon at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, IN, by Monsignor Thomas Durkin, December 26, 1959. They were married for 58 years. Her husband preceded her in death on July 8, 2017.

 

Survivors include two daughters, Anne (Ron) Thomas of Rio Grande, Ohio and Jan Lyon of Bowling Green, Ohio. She is also survived by two granddaughters, Jenni (Daniel) Falkenheim, and Nikki (Josh) Lindley. Both families live in Hilliard, Ohio. She also treasured her three great-grandsons, Landon, Jensen, and Grayson, and her great-granddaughter, Eden. She was also looking forward to the birth of another great-granddaughter, in two weeks.

 

Eileen was the seventh child of eleven children. One brother, Guy (Phyllis) Bonner and one sister-in-law, Sandy Bonner survive. She was preceded in death by brothers, Loyal, Emmett (Eleanor), Carl (Imogene), Leonard (Jean Ann), Paul, and sisters, Tenna, Charlotte (Paul), Maxine (Forrest), and Alma Jean (Dick).

 

Eileen resided in Findlay for six years after marriage, lived 14 years in Van Wert and then returned to Findlay for the remainder of her life. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church. She was a member of the Rosary Altar Society and the Hancock County Genealogy Society. She also served as a Eucharist Minister at her church for 40 years.

 

Visitation will be held at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd., Findlay (419-422-1500) on Friday, January 27 from 9:30 until 11:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Michael the Archangel Parish Church on Bright Road on Friday, January 27 at 11:30 a.m., Fr. Adam Hertzfeld presiding. Burial will follow in St. Michael Cemetery, Findlay alongside her husband. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Michael the Archangel Church or your personal choice.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 27, 2023

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Hufford Family Funeral Home
1500 Manor Hill Rd
Findlay, OH 45840

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
January 27, 2023

11:30 AM
St. Michael's the Archangel Parish
750 Bright Road
Findlay, Ohio 45840

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