August 13, 1951 - August 29, 2020
Chemung, New York
August 29, 2020
August 13, 1951
Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 2 to 4 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York
Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, New York
Bonnie Lee Spencer, 69, of Chemung, NY passed away unexpectedly early in the evening of August 29, 2020 as a result of an allergic reaction to bee stings.
She was born on August 13, 1951 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA to Jessie Platt Spencer and the late Leo Spencer.
Bonnie attended Sayre High School and was a Candy-Striper at the Robert Packer Hospital as a teenager. She worked for several years at the Waverly Foundry in the 1970’s. Most of her life, Bonnie was the loving, devoted care-giver to her special needs daughter, Kelly.
Bonnie was predeceased by her father, Leo Spencer; step-father, Joe Arcesi; and her first husband and lifelong friend, Billy G. Brotzman.
She is survived by her daughter, Kelly Christine Wayman of Chemung, NY; her son, William Leo Brotzman and his wife April and grandchildren, Kai and Mia Brotzman of Waverly, NY; her mother, Jessie Arcesi of Athens, PA; brother, Bruce Spencer (Barb Stillman) of Athens, PA; niece, Ashley Gregowitz of Dallas, PA; sister, Kathy Love of Corning, NY; niece, Jessica Humphry of California; sister, Ellen Reynolds of Athens, PA; nephews, Brandon and Tanner Reynolds of Athens, PA; several cousins; and many friends.
Bonnie loved children and animals. She enjoyed her country home, where she could often be found crocheting or working on a quilt or other craft project. She was very creative. Most of all Bonnie enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with her twin grandchildren. She always wore a smile, even when life dealt her a bad hand. Her sense of humor always brightened the lives of those around her and her laughter was contagious.
A time of calling will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 2 to 4 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. Those who would like to send a message of sympathy to Bonnie’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at www.blauveltfuneralhome.com
From: Ann Marshall Griffith
I am so very sorry to learn of Bonnie’s passing.
Bonnie’s heartfelt kindness brought smiles to everyone she met.
Our world lost a good soul, and Heaven gained an angel.
From: Candice A. Stilson
Our deepest condolences to you Billy and family and Kelly and Bruce--Kathy & Ellen & Aunt Jessie. I am so heart broken,but knowing that our precious Bonnie is in the arms of Jesus. Love You All.
From: Paula and chuck
Our hearts are breaking for the loss of our Bonnie, she was a beautiful person inside and out. For all that she endured through out the years, she was a bright light for everyone. A inspiration. We enjoyed our visit and our talks on the phone. Our prayers for comfort and healing go out to her mom ,sisters brother ,children and grandchildren And all that knew her . Love and hugs to you all.
From: Pamela D Truesdale
Bonnie was my best friend! She loved everyone.I am going to miss her sooooo much! Sending love,hugs,prayers,comfort for her whole family! May she fly high with the angels! Rest In Peace my friend!
From: Timothy Selleck
I was so shocked to hear about Bonnie's sudden end of life. At our Spencer family reunions she was a center of attention to many people because of her kind and cheerful spirit and will be greatly missed. She is now blessed with God's eternal peace.
From: alex whitbeck
Bonnie was a great girl. She would do anything for you. She was with me with a smile when Barbara passed away. I lived with her and her family for some time when i was a kid. I will always remember her. God bless her and the family
From: Catherine Schillings
My heart is heavy knowing that Bonnie is gone. She was a friend and always made me laugh. I never saw her without a smile. Sending my thoughts and prayers to her family and friends. I'm so sorry for your loss.
From: Priscilla Spencer-Morris
We are just so saddened by Bonnie’s passing to rest. I pray God’s comfort for all of her loving family. She will be greatly missed, but Jesus is coming soon to reunite His loved ones.
Our deepest sympathy
Priscilla and Roy
From: RUTH WILLIAMS
THE PASSING OF BONNIE IS SO HARD TO TAKE..THIS LADY LOVED LIFE AND EVERYONE AROUND HER.MY HEART ACHES AND I JUST WANT TO SEND MY LOVE AND HUGS TO THE FAMILY. SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE
From: Amanda "Tompkins" Houseknecht
I will always remember bonnie I have known her since I was a child I lived just up the rd. From her my whole childhood she used to watch me and even when I grew up I would go down and visit her as much as possible and see Kelly also .she was always there for me when I needed her .. I helped her when I could with outside choirs among other stuff. She was a dear friend to me I love u and I will miss her so very much my friend.may u fly high with the angels and watch over all of ur loved ones.
From: Sandy Simpson
I was saddened to learn, of the passing, of my long time friend. We went to 4th ward school together, and reconnected on FB quite a few years ago. I had not seen her in several months, because I am not on FB any more. I really don't know how to say goodbye, or how to tell you how sorry I am, for your loss. She was a blessing to me, and will be sorely missed. All the best to you, and God's richest blessings in this terrible time.
From: Leora Williams
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Bonnie I had just spoke to her about two weeks ago on the phone and we had a great conversation. I have known Bonnie since High School we lived around the corner from each other and went to school together and over the years even though we lived in different states we kept in touch my heart is with you and your family she will be greatly missed