Bonnie Jo Dalrymple


Bonnie Jo Dalrymple (nee Bradley), 72, of Springfield, PA, passed into the loving hands of the Lord on May 25, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.   Bonnie is predeceased by her parents, Josephine and Wayne Bradley.  She is survived by Bud, her high school sweetheart and husband of 52 years.  She is also survived by her three daughters, Wendy Barton (David), Robin Duym, Kelly Urrea (Steve) and her much-loved grandchildren, Ryan, Josephine, Jordyn, Christopher, Kelsey, Holly, Sophia, and Alexandra. Also bringing Bonnie joy was her beloved Sabold Elementary School work-family. This included the employees, the children and their families.
Bonnie was a dedicated and selfless wife, devoted mother, grandmother and friend. Bonnie was known for her modest, humble and giving nature. She never missed an opportunity to serve others. She touched the lives of everyone she met and will be deeply missed.
Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Thursday, June 1, from 6:30pm until 8:30pm at Kovacs Funeral Home, 530 W. Woodland Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064. On Friday, June 2, a 9:00am visitation will precede the 10:00am funeral service at Covenant United Methodist Church, 212 W. Springfield Road, Springfield 19064. Interment will immediately follow at Edgewood Cemetery, Glen Mills, PA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Make-a-Wish Foundation, 5 Valley Square, Suite 210, Blue Bell, PA 19422 or Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals, 328 Upper Gulph Rd., Radnor, PA 19087.


Thursday, June 1 - 6:30 - 8:30 PM

530 W. Woodland Ave., Springfield, PA, 19064

Kovacs Funeral Home, Inc. 530 W. Woodland Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064


Friday, June 2 - 9:00 - 9:45 AM

Covenant United Methodist Church, 212 W. Springfield Road, Springfield, PA 19064


  Funeral Service

Friday, June 2 - 10:00 AM

Covenant United Methodist Church, 212 W. Springfield Road, Springfield, PA 19064


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Lori Shore

Bud and girls,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Bonnie always had a smile and a friendly word. I enjoyed the time we worked together at Sabold and seeing her when I visited in Springfield. She will be missed. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Lori (Meade) Shore

 Posted June 1, 2017 - 5:57pm
Lorma Crow and Bryan Roberts

To all of the Dalrymples,
I feel so very fortunate to have known Bonnie. She was the person we should all try to look up to and emulate-a very difficult task-for she was good at so much. Just a little note here: one day years ago in the Sabold office we happened to get in a conversation about our "Ginny" dolls which we both had owned and particularly loved in our childhoods. Soon after that conversation Christmas arrived and with it a gift which I cherish. Bonnie had sewn a new costume for my doll which I still had. I'm still overwhelmed. That was one of the nicest things that anyone has ever done for me. May God bless all of you as you remember all of her kindnesses.

 Posted June 1, 2017 - 5:24pm

My family and I are so very appreciative of all your wonderful words of support and love at this time of great sorrow and loss. Thank you for holding our beloved Bonnie in your hearts.
Much Love,
Bud and Family

 Posted June 1, 2017 - 10:13am
Cora Ford

My condolences to the family of Mrs. Dalrymple; May the God of comfort that surpasses all understanding guard your hearts and mental powers at this sad time. ( Philippians 4:6,7)

 Posted May 31, 2017 - 5:49pm
Cheryl Felts Tanner

So very sorry for the loss of Bonnie. She was a best friend in high school and gave me a surprise Sweet 16 party... we kept in touch and I was glad to make it back to last class reunion where Bud and Bonnie graciously hosted many of us in their home. Love to Bud, daughters and families.. may you find peace and comfort in the days ahead.

 Posted May 30, 2017 - 4:53pm
Jean Ross

My fond memories of Bonnie began when my husband and I moved back to PA following 20+ years of retirement living in other states. As a retired Scenic Hills teacher, Bonnie's and my paths seldom crossed. She became a friend at the several years of luncheons for retired elementary teachers from Sabold and Scenic Hills Schools. From the very first of my luncheons with the group, Bonnie displayed unmistakeable pleasure with my presence. I treasured our connection and shall hold her memory dear.

Somewhere beyond the sunset where loveliness never dies,
Bonnie lives in God's Land of Glory within the radiance of the skies.
All who have known and loved her, whose passing has brought sad tears,
Will cherish her memory for always to brighten their ongoing years.

 Posted May 30, 2017 - 10:40am
Anita E. Rauch

I met Bonnie when she was a young mother. I was Wendy's second grade teacher at Central School. Oh, how she loved her family! And she was always supportive and gracious to this young new teacher. Her friendly smile helped me to relax at parent/teacher conferences. She was always so easy to talk with. And of course, Wendy was such a wonderful sweet student that our conferences were a pleasure!

Fast forward, Wendy grew up and then Bonnie worked as the Sabold School Secretary, and we met again. She was always her usual smiling supportive helpful friend to all! Whenever I called Sabold, Bonnie and I had lovely chats! She was so proud of her family and loved to share stories of their successes!

Fast, not so quickly forward, and Bonnie and I had yet another experience to share. This time we were connected by a different and much more challenging bond. Bonnie and I both had Cancer! Bonnie was my hero! She battled like a warrior and was as gentle and kind as anyone can be. She smiled right through her illness. We used to joke about the horrors of Cancer and giggle at the way we looked! It was our special connection! Whenever I picture Bonnie, it is always as if she had a smile on her face and a song in her heart. I am very sad to learn of her passing, and I feel it is important to share this with all who read this. Cancer challenged us, it made us deformed, it almost broke our hearts, but Bonnie never let it win. She was a brave and courageous woman who led by example through love and joy. She gave so much and expected so little in return. It was my honor to do battle with her! Thank you for being my comrade in pain, Bonnie. You fought the good fight. I will miss you!
With warm memories,
Anita E. Rauch, former Literacy Specialist at Scenic Hills School

 Posted May 28, 2017 - 11:44pm
Nancy App

To Bud, Wendy, Robin, Kelly and the entire Dalrymple family ~
Bonnie was one of those rare people who seemed to know everyone and everyone who knew her loved her. Any trip with her to a restaurant, store, or community event was always punctuated by delighted cries of people who saw her, came over for a hug and a little chat with their dear Bonnie! And she could remember all of their names and extended family connections! Bonnie had that effect on people because she put so much of herself into every relationship, every conversation, every connection. She loved her school family ~ the staff, kids, and family ~ and we all loved her in return.

Bonnie loved all of you, her family, so very much. She spoke with pride when she talked about the grandkids ~ what a delight in her life. We'll carry Bonnie in our hearts and know that our "Angel in the Office" is now our angel watching over all of us. May the many wonderful memories you have bring you some comfort and peace.
With love,
Nancy and Tom

 Posted May 28, 2017 - 7:44pm
Rose and Conrad Follmer

Most Precious Bonnie,
I thank God for the presence of you in my life over all these many years. You have been my steadfast sister friend and mean more to me than you can ever know. We have shared the highest of highs and the lowest of lows that the trip of life brings along with it. You know that I hold you in my heart now and forever. You are the heart of my heart, your hand always in my hand, and your loving hugs are with me always.

Family, my heart breaks for you all at your tremendous loss. Bonnie's light in this world shines brightly. Hers is a life of making a difference. Herr love for her family is infinite. She always spoke with great pride and love of her family, and her loyalty and endless support of all things family is in a class of its own. Thank you for sharing such a remarkable soul with us. May you feel the warm embrace of God's love, hugs, and support at this time and always.

Love and Peace,
Rose and Conrad

 Posted May 28, 2017 - 8:29am

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