Bernice Elizabeth (Seymour) Merrill, 92, of Veedersburg Indiana, passed away peacefully Wednesday June 26, 2019 at North Logan Health Care in Danville, Illinois at 8:00 PM.
Bernice was born February 23, 1927 in a log cabin in Piatt County Illinois the daughter of the late Robert “Bob” George & Edna Elizabeth (Wienke) Seymour. She was united in marriage to George Francis Merrill on January 1, 1949 in Hillsboro, IN; he passed away October 1, 2000 after 51 years of marriage.
She is also preceded in death by a sister Helen Miller, and five brothers, Walter, Don, Lyle, Ervin, and Rolland Seymour.
Bernice leaves behind two daughters, Ann & Fred Howard, Danville IL; Linda Edgar, Lafayette IN; a son John & Susie Merrill, Bovey, Minnesota; three grandchildren, Natasha & Rod Pavlick, Covington IN; Dave & Angie Merrill, Antioch IL; Eric Conner, Cayuga IN; three great-grandchildren, Paisley (Brennan) Morton, Westfield IN; Blaise Morton, Covington IN; Carter Merrill, Antioch IL; sister-in-law Nancy Seymour, and several nieces and nephews.
Bernice had worked at Marshall Studios, Fountain Central Cafeteria, and the nursing home in Covington. She later left work to take care of her husband as he battled Parkinson’s Disease.
She loved cooking, traveling, and camping; belonging to the Hub Nuts camping group. She later learned to crochet with her sister-in-law Kate Cushman and had made several Afghans. She loved the holidays and decorating her home accordingly. She had a knack for arranging flower bouquets, and they were always sitting around her home.
Bernice graduated from Richland High School in Newtown, IN. She was a member of the Sterling Christian Church in Veedersburg.
The family would like to send out a special “Thank You” to the nurses, CNA’s and Staff at North Logan Health Care that took care of our mom during her stay. She was comfortable there & made several new friends that checked on her often.
A special “Thank You” to Dr Sodhi and the Danville Dialysis Team that took care of her 3 times a week.
A big “Thank You” to her caregivers Lena Shepherd and Donna Butler whom she loved dearly and depended on daily. A special “Thank You” to her son-in-law Fred who chauffeured them to many doctor appointments during her illness. Also to the Mac Van drivers who picked up mom for her Dialysis appointments.
Bernice loved spending time with her family most of all. She cherished each and every holiday they spent together. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and mamaw great. She was loved very much and will be missed dearly by her family and friends.
Bernice had kidney failure and had been doing dialysis for 5 years. She was a fighter and at the age of 91 had even survived brain surgery. She is at peace now with no pain and is joined in heaven with our dad.
Family and friends may call at Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg Sunday June 30 from 1:00 PM (EDT) to 3:00 PM (EDT). Funeral service at 3:00 PM (EDT) Sunday with Pastor Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Rockfield Cemetery near Veedersburg.