L Bernadine Bolo, 86, of St. Clairsville, Ohio passed away at her winter home in Punta Gorda, Florida on Friday evening, July 17, 2015.
She was born on December 15, 1928 to Blanche Robins Springer and Alfred Delano Springer in East Alton, Illinois. She graduated from East Alton-Wood River High School in 1946 and she attended McKendree College in Lebanon, Ohio, graduating with an Associate Degree. Bernadine worked for Olin Corporation in East Alton, retiring to raise her daughters several years later. In 1949, she married her high school sweetheart, Eugene Ray Bolo of Wood River, Illinois. They celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary last year.
Bernadine took up golf after moving to St. Clairsville, Ohio in 1969. She and Gene joined the Belmont Hills Country Club and she quickly became a force to contend with, competing often and winning the President’s Cup, the Ladies Opening Day Tournament and the Most Improved Golfer Trophy. She served as President of the Ladies Golf Association and chairman of the annual BHCC Butterfly Tournament. Bernadine was also a member of the DAR and The Burnt Store Marina Golf and Country Club. She was also an avid reader, a bridge player and a very creative cook.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Eugene, her two daughters; Jeanne Bolo DeAmicis of Wilmington, North Carolina and Jayne Bolo Kemo of St. Clairsville, Ohio; four grand children who were crazy about their “Mimi”; Kristopher Adam Kemo and Jonathan Bo Kemo, both of Charlotte, North Carolina, Alexandra Springer DeAmicis of Miami, Florida and Francesca Robins DeAmicis of Chicago, Illinois. She also leaves behind her favorite Cock-A-Poo, Coco and Tuxedo, the cat. She was preceded in death by her only sister, Almona Farmer of Springfield, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held Friday 3:00 PM, July 24, 2015 at Roberson Funeral Home Punta Gorda Chapel. Punta Gorda, Florida. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Belmont County Animal Shelter, 45244 National Road West, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950 or the St. Clairsville Schools, 104 Woodrow Avenue, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950. Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home Punta Gorda Chapel.