Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


February 14, 2013

Bonnie Lou Boyle Elswick 1940-2013

GREENUP — Bonnie Lou Boyle Elswick, 73, of Russell, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

Mrs. Elswick was born Jan. 19, 1940, in Greenup County, a daughter of the late Arthur and Opal Alexander Boyle. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Dallas and Gilford Boyle; a sister, Wanda Sperry; and a nephew, Timothy K. Snoddy.  

She loved being a homemaker and caring for her family, especially her grandchildren. She delighted in summer canning and was an excellent cook and proficient seamstress. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Flatwoods and Gideons International Auxiliary Greenup County Camp.

She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Virgil Elswick; two children, Barry (Terri Ann) Elswick of Cape Coral, Fla., and Heather (Mark) Kirk of Flatwoods; four grandchildren, Aaron Elswick, Matt Elswick, Brice Kirk and Emory Kirk; a brother, Garal (Sondra) Boyle of Argillite; four sisters, Joann (Clinton) Snoddy of Wilmore,  Theda (Garry) Eldridge of Lexington, Sharon (Gerald) Payne of Ashland and Bernice (Sandy) Williams of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Temple Baptist Church in Flatwoods by Pastor Jim Pridemore and Associate Pastor Ben Gentile. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the church. Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods has been entrusted with arrangements.

Contributions in Mrs. Elswick’s memory may be sent to Gideons International, P.O. Box 293, Greenup, KY 41144 or Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.

Condolences may be sent to baileyfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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