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Bonnie Heintzelman

Bonnie May (Hughes) Heintzelman, 76, of Allentown, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2024.

The love and commitment Bonnie poured into gardening, baking, sewing, church and playing mahjong was only surpassed by the love and dedication she gave to her late husband, her sons, her granddaughter and each and every one of her friends and extended family.

Bonnie’s high school friends from Easton Area High School (Class of ‘65) remember her shining personality and commitment to twirling and synchronized swimming.

Raised Moravian, her marriage to the Rev. Glenn F. Heintzelman (1949-2023) provided ample opportunity for her to remain active in the Moravian Church as a spirited Sunday School teacher, sugar cake baker, planner or as any other role needed at the churches she and Glenn would serve at over the years.

Bonnie’s life as a devoted nurse spanned more than half a century —and was even more versatile than her church life. After earning her RN at Northampton Area Community College, she delivered babies, cared for the most critical of patients in the ICU, greeted others in the recovery room and assisted in open heart surgeries. Later,  in her “retired” years, she worked as a substitute school nurse and even served as a part time in-home caretaker until just weeks before her death.

Bonnie had a lasting impression on anyone she met along her and Glenn’s journey. From growing her roots in the Lehigh Valley to spreading them all the way to California, a couple stops along the way in Wisconsin, to Michigan and back to the Lehigh Valley, she was loved everywhere they went.

Survivors: Son, Adam Heintzelman, of Allentown; son and granddaughter Aaron and Maci Heintzelman, of Kansas City, MO; sisters Vickie Austin and Cathy Happel, of Easton; and sister Terry Rundle of Saylorsburg, PA; Many more loving nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and -nephews.

Services: viewing on Friday, March 22nd from 6-8 p.m. at Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, 1227 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. Graveside prayer service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday the 23rd at the Nazareth Moravian Church Cemetery, Center and Willow Streets, Nazareth with Pastor Mikayla Sauerbrey officiating.