Carol L. Bonar, the inspirational leader of her family, loving and mentoring mother, grandmother,
and great grandmother, who spent her life making the world a better place for every life she
touched, passed away surrounded by family, on January 13, 2022 at the age of 83 years. She
has now rejoined her parents, William and Josephine Macpherson, who preceded her in death.
Carol’s story began on February 15, 1938 in Steubenville, Ohio. She was one of five children,
sister, Josie Glauser (Gil), brother, Bill Macpherson (Flor), sister, Cathy DiBartolomeo (David),
and brother Chuck Macpherson (Linda). She was a 1956 graduate of Steubenville High School.
Soon after she met and married Ron, in 1957. She was a mother of three; Ronald Stephen
(Mary Helen), Bobbie Jo (Charles), and Jimmy Michael (Dee). A grandmother of seven, Tracy
(Steve), George, Tiffany (Erik), Jimmy, CJ, and Eric (Marianne), Sara, and a great grandmother
of 15. Carol’s lasting legacy is the strength, determination, love and spirit she instilled in her
family and many lives she positively impacted. In 1971, Carol began a fulfilling career at St.
Johns Medical Center where she worked nights in Central Services and attended College at
Ohio University, during the day, in hopes of becoming a medical illustration artist. After just six
months the President of the hospital approached her to become an EEG technician. In 1974 the
Neurovascular Department was established which began her 45 year career in the field. The
achievements that were thrust upon her for her hard work and dedication were endless,
including Vice President of the United Cerebral Palsy of the Ohio Valley, Board Member of the
United Way of Jefferson County, The Neurodiagnostic Society Fellow-ASET, but she was most
proud of being honored with the St.Clare Award for exemplary contributions to society and
modeling Franciscan values in everyday life.
Her love of photography, traveling spirit, zest for life, and passion for sports- Roll Red Roll, will
A Celebration of Carol’s life will be held at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road,
Wintersville, OH, on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 2-5 pm.
In lieu of flowers that family has requested a donation to The United Way of Jefferson County, P.O. Box 1463, Steubenville, Ohio 43952 or
Steubenville High School Scholarship Fund, 425 North Fourth Street, Steubenville, Ohio 43952
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