Bonnie Lee (Angeli) Shortt, 76, of Hanover, PA, entered God’s eternal care on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at the Hospice Pappus House, York, PA, with her loving family by her side.
Born January 21, 1944, in Red Lion, PA, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph Angeli and Margaret R. (Bowers) Lease and step-daughter of Claude P. Lease. Bonnie was the loving wife of the late Larry P. Stover, the father of her 5 children, to whom she was married for 19 years and of the late Raymond J. Shortt with whom she shared 20 years of marriage.
Bonnie was an Eichleberger alumni and graduated as an LPN in 1989. She worked at the former Dr. Judith E. Diffenderfer’s medical practice followed by dedicated service at Hanover Hall until her retirement. After retirement, she continued to volunteer with VNA Hospice, Eichelberger Performing Arts Center and as a member in the First United Methodist Church with the annual rummage sales.
Bonnie was passionate about every aspect of life. She had many loves including being with her children and grandchildren, and nurturing the beautiful flowers in her garden. Through her many travels to the beaches, Disney, and across the country with family, she enjoyed snorkeling, skiing, playing games, hiking, exercising, yoga, and walking. She was an accomplished artist and displayed her work in the Hanover Area Art’s Guild as well as in her children’s homes.
Her warm smile, playful sense of humor, exuberant laughter and wonderful life will live on in her children, grandchildren, family, friends, and all who love her. Bonnie is cherished by: her children Stephanie A. Ennis of Spring Grove, PA, Peggy A. Bell of Hanover, PA, Holly A. Shumway of Willsonville, OR, Larry A. Stover of Mullins, SC, and John C. Stover of Durham, NC; 9 grandsons Braedon, David, Noah, Elijah, Stepphan, Nicholas, Braxton, Zackari, and James; 1 granddaughter Abigail and 1 expected great granddaughter Amilia; In-laws Dermot Ennis, Scott Bell, Pete Shumway, Julie Stover, Tanya Clark-Stover, and Clare Shumway; one brother Michael Lease of Manheim, PA, and two sisters Margo A. Thompson of Hendersonville, NV, and Jacquelyn R. Thoman of Hanover, PA.
Following cremation, services will be private and in accordance with her wishes.
Contributions in honor of Bonnie may be made to her favorite charity: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, stjude.org.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., Hanover, PA. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com.
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