Miriam Hunter (Bilby) Vonada

Born: Fri., Feb. 6, 1942
Died: Sun., Apr. 29, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., May 03, 2018
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., May 04, 2018
Location: Greenburr Trinity United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., May 04, 2018
Location: Greenburr Trinity United Methodist Church

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   Miriam Hunter Vonada was born Feb. 6, 1942, in Lock Haven and taken home to be with the lord April 29, 2018. She was the daughter of Fred L. Bilby and Ruby F. (Wheeler) Bilby. She was the baby girl of five children: Ella Mae Spade (who proceeded her in death), True (John) Coleman, of Lock Haven, Shirley Jean Shaffer, of Lock Haven and a baby brother, Fred (Janet) Bilby, of Tylersville.
   Miriam graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1960 and went to work for Sid Greenburg Enterprises out of Williamsport. In 1961 she married the love of her life Fred R. Vonada. Together they had three great boys Terry Lee (Sherry Lee Stevenson), of Loganton,  Kent Lewis (Faye) Vonada, of Loganton  and David R. Vonada, of Lock Haven. She was also blessed with 4 grandkids, David Allen Vonada, of Marshville, N.C., Jessica Dawn Vonada, of Loganton, Justin Philip Vonada, of Ohio and Aubrey Nicole Vonada. Her pride and joy was her great-grandson, Easton Allen Vonada.
Miriam was a great mother/grandmother figure to many other kids, such as her son's friend Kevin Bowes, of Millheim. She babysat throughout her life which was how Joseph (Nicole) Mark came into her life. She was never known as Miriam to Joey and his mother Kay Mark, she was Gram.
   Many of her nieces and nephews considered her to be a second mother such as her very special niece Kathy (Norm) Chasse, of McElhattan, Teresa Simcox, of Dickenson Center, N.Y., Richard (Darlene) Shaffer, of Avis, Tom (Esther) Gillott, of New York, Tony Gillott, of New Mexico, Tim (Selma) Gillott, of Pennsylvania, Jody (Missy) Garbrick, of Alabama and Barry Garbrick, of Kansas. She was huge on family and spending time with Gloria Ann Worden who was not only her cousin but like a sister and best friend to her. Elva June Bilby was not only her aunt but was also like a second mother to her.
   Her hobbies included cooking, baking, sewing, quilting and crafting. One of her favorite things to do was spending time site seeing and fishing in the boat on the lakes at their camp in New York. She used to say that her husband only took pictures of the fish he caught and not hers because he didn't want to people to know she was showing him up.
   Miriam had a huge impact on the lives of those who crossed her path. She was always doing what she could to help others. In honor of her we are asking that donations be made to the Greenburr Methodist Church. We are also asking that anyone who comes to the viewing please bring at least one item that can be donated to the Gateway House in Divine Providence Hospital. Gateway made her family as well as her comfortable in her last days and the family would like to give back in honor of the woman who was always donating her time to others. Items can include non-perishable items such as soup, powdered coffee creamer, box of lunch cakes, individually wrapped cracker packs, etc. The family also asks that the dress attire be causal and comfortable because that's how she would have wanted it.
   A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2018, at the Greenburr Trinity United Methodist Church, 356 Campground Road, Loganton, PA 17747. The Rev. Elizabeth R. Taylor will officiate. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday evening, May 3 at the church and 10 a.m. Friday morning until the time of service at the church.
   She will be laid to rest in the Greenburr Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery.

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Millie (Rachau) Crowe
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
Fred, So sorry to read about Miriam's passing. I wish you well and many blessing!

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