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In Memory of
Bonnie Habegger
May 26, 1936 - May 21, 2018

Friday, May 25th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home

Saturday, May 26th at 10 a.m. at Moreland Funeral Home

Blendon Central Cemetery

HABEGGER (Sobray) Bonnie passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side in Westerville, Ohio on May 21, 2018. Born in Wheeling, West Virginia on May 26, 1936. A graduate of Warwood High School, Bonnie served as the first female drum major, a role she cherished for a lifetime. Upon marrying her high school sweetheart Bill, Bonnie moved to Westerville in 1965 to raise her family and begin her career and has called Westerville home ever since. Retired from the Westerville South Athletic Department, Bonnie's dedicated service to the Wildcat athletics department lives on to this day as an inductee into the Westerville South Wildcat Athletics Hall of Fame.

Bonnie loved her family, her work and life. She challenged all that knew her to be the best they could be and cheered-on all she knew towards their goals and aspirations. Bonnie was everyone's Mom, Grandma, and best friend. Her beauty, laughter, humor and appreciation for all people made her a community treasure. She didn't just impact people's lives, she changed them. She served as our role model, motivator, cheerleader, advisor, defender and when we needed it, she'd deliver a good dose of perspective. Our love for her cannot be measured, our memories unwavering.

Bonnie is predeceased by her parents Dutch and Scotty Sobray and sister Beverly Stahl. Bonnie is survived by her husband of 61 years Bill Habegger. Children: Dr. Kim Habegger (Christopher Andrist) of Denver CO, Beth Habegger, Ken (Kari) Habegger and Dr. Tom Habegger all of Westerville. Five beloved grandchildren: Allison (Matt) Watson, Emily (Sam) Bench, Abigail Jeffries, Taylor (Matt) Tweed and Mitchell Habegger. Sister: Cathy (Larry) Carpenter. Brothers: Richard (Karen) Sobray and Mark (Alice) Sobray along with many nieces and nephews. Special family friends: Tony Polverini, Lisa (Paul) Coulter and Matt (Joanne) Weekley and all her Wildcat colleagues from the Westerville South Athletic Department.

The family wishes to thank Heartland Hospice. In particular, our nurses Joanna and Sarah, aides Taylor and Zoe, her personal trainer Mandi, and the Reverend Dr. Norman Moxley who supported Mom and the family with unparalleled care and love this past month. In lieu of flowers the family asks that Bonnie is remembered through donations to the Westerville South High School Athletic Boosters in Bonnie's name, to support the Wildcat tradition of excellence she leaves behind.

The family will recieve friends Friday, May 25th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 55 East Schrock Road, Westerville, OH 43081 where a service will be held Saturday, May 26th at 10:00 a.m. Interment Blendon Central Cemetery.


Dick Moore

May 24, 2018

Bill, so sorry to hear about Bonnie. Where have the years gone. Just remember the good times.


Ron Schwerin

May 25, 2018

I remember Bonnie for helping me get through my years as athletic director at Blendon Jr High. Every scheduling was done efficiently and without mistake. She was a very pleasant lady. I also remember Tom passing through, though not in my classes. I assume he is at Columbus State, where I'm working part time. I assume she'll be organizing events in Heaven soon


Anne Bates

May 25, 2018

Our prayers and love are with all of you. I have very fond memories of Bonnie bringing a home cooked dinner to the J.C. pool during the 5 to 6 dinner break and always being that cool hip pool mom! Of course, we will never forget her care and attention to the coaches, families and all of the athletes during her time as a Wildcat! She left a legacy and an example that we should all follow. Rest in peace dear Bonnie!


Rocky Pentello

May 30, 2018

Bonnie you were a wonderful person who was always very kind to me. My Prayers are with the family! (1 Peter 1:24,25)