KINSMAN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Bonnie B. McDowall, age 75, passed away at home surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, July 26, 2023.

She was born on June 16, 1948, in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of Betty Jean (Mathews) and Lawrence Laverne Melvin.

Bonnie was a 1966 graduate of Joseph Badger High School and attended college before beginning her 25 years as a mortgage loan officer for Cortland Bank.

On February 16, 1991, she married Robert Refrew McDowall.

She attended the Kinsman Presbyterian Church.

Bonnie loved being with her family, at the beach house in Florida, camping at Geneva-on-the-Lake, finding new places to eat or just being outdoors. Most of all, she loved her family and adored spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Donald Melvin.

Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Bob of Kinsman; her five children, Michelle (Frank) Rappach, Jr. of Howland,Ohio, Ron (Joyce) Foust of Salem, Ohio, Chuck (Jamie) Foust of Liberty, Ohio, Tracey (Jeff) McDowall of Thorold, Ontario, Canada and Tammy (Ron) Nadeau of Welland, Ontario, Canada; 14 grandchildren, Leah, Kolbie, Abbey, Emma, Emma, Tori, Frank III, Trent, Jiovanni, Sierra, Jordan, Joshua, Corrigan and Mikayla; six great-grandchildren, Isabel, Dawson, Baylor, Sawyer, Eila and Morgan; two brothers, Bob (Diane) Melvin of Kinsman and Jack (Janine) Melvin of Orwell and sister, Cindy (Bruce) Ault of Williamsfield.

A private graveside service will be held at Kinsman Cemetery.

Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service of Kinsman assisted with final arrangements. Share a fond memory or condolence at

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A television tribute will air Thursday, July 27 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.