Christian 02

Bonnie L. Artz

May 29, 1948 ~ June 24, 2022 (age 74)

Obituary Image


Bonnie L. Artz, age 74, was called home by her Lord and Savior on Friday, June 24, 2022, at her home in Tiro, surrounded by her loving family.

Born May 29, 1948, to John R. and Marcella (Reed) Vanichek in Willard, she had been a lifelong area resident. She graduated from Buckeye Central High School in New Washington, Ohio in 1966. She worked for Fishers Big Wheel from 1988 until the store closed. After the store closed, she attended Pioneer Career and Technology School to refresh her receptionist and computer skills. Bonnie was then employed by Dr. Huang, a pediatrician in Shelby, for ten years.

She was an active member of the Tiro United Methodist Church, serving as secretary and treasurer for many years; Bonnie loved Jesus and lived her life for Him. She also enjoyed crocheting, reading, and playing games. When the weather was nice you could often find her sitting outside watching birds, especially hummingbirds, they were her favorites. She also loved riding motorcycles with her beloved husband, Larry. Bonnie was a wonderful mother and grandmother; her best times were spent with those that she loved.

Bonnie is survived by her husband, Larry, whom she married December 3, 1966; children: Candace (Dale) Leach, Tamara (Scott) Grove, Chris (Amanda) Artz; grandchildren: Kassandra and Patrick Leach, Brandon Grove, Amy and Coletin Artz; twin sister Connie Montgomery; as well as many other relatives.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers John L. and James Vanichek.

Friends and family are invited to visit the Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, June 30, 2022, from 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM. A funeral service will be held Friday, July 1 at 10:00 AM from the Tiro United Methodist Church, with Pastor Garland Harvey officiating. Interment will immediately follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to North Central Hospice, Tiro United Methodist Church, Mercy HomeCare, or the James Cancer Institute.

Online condolences may be made at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Bonnie L. Artz, please visit our floral store.

Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for Bonnie

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory

Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree


June 30, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Barkdull Funeral Home
33 N. Gamble Street
Shelby, OH 44875

Funeral Service
July 1, 2022

10:00 AM
Tiro United Methodist Church

© 2022 Barkdull Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility