Bernice Jean Brown, 86, of Crooksville passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster following an extended illness.
She was born March 4, 1931 in Rosefarm, the daughter of the late, George Sr. and Elsie Strohl Lemity.
Bernice was a homemaker, raising her children and caring for her grandchildren. She was a member of the Oakfield Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son, Ronald Sr. (Lucy) Eveland of Crooksville; her sister, Elsie Holcombe of Crooksville; her daughter-in-law, Annette Eveland; her sisters-in-law, Linda Allen Lemity and Margaret Nixon; her friend, Larry Elliott; her grandchildren, Ronald (Lilly) Eveland, Shawn Eveland, Tiffany Hillis, Kyle (Janice) Eveland and Cody Eveland; her step-grandchildren, Barbie Wright and Nick Neff and her great-grandchildren, Colton Eveland, Brandon Eveland, Brooke Hillis, Allie Hillis, Natalie Eveland and Colin Eveland.
In addition to her parents, Bernice is preceded in death by her first husband, Floyd Eveland who died in 1967; her second husband, Joseph Brown who died in 1995; her son, Gary Eveland who died in 2010; her sisters, Bonnie McPherson and Emma Trick; her brothers, George Lemity, Jr., Raymond Lemity, Arthur Lemity and Dean Lemity and her sisters-in-law, Madge Lemity and Maxine Lemity.
The family would like to wish a special Thank You to the staff at Genesis Healthcare in New Lexington for their tender care of Bernice.
In keeping with Bernice's wishes, no public viewing or services will be observed. She will be laid to rest between her husband, Floyd and her son, Gary in Crooksville Cemetery.
You may read the obituary, sign the Online Register Book (Memory Wall) and share a special memory with the family at www.goebelfuneralhome.com
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Carl White lit a candle on Nov 14 2017 07:14:07 PM
In my thoughts and prayers
Submitted by Florence Reed Cox on Nov 9 2017 11:34:23 AM
Praying for your family at this time.
Submitted by Tom Wallace on Nov 8 2017 12:07:53 PM
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Jean Printz lit a candle on Nov 6 2017 11:59:16 AM
So sorry to hear about your loss....we always had so much fun teasing Bernice and she could give it right back....always in love...many memories over the years....please know you have our sympathy and prayers.
Submitted by Bryce and Jeanny Clutter on Nov 6 2017 11:42:16 AM
There just aren’t words for how much Bernie met to us. She was like a mom to me for 22 years and she will forever hold a special place in my heart. I know that my dad loved her very much and he will miss her dearly. Thanks to her family for sharing her with us. You are all in my thoughts and prayers❤️🙏
Submitted by Pam Elliott Dixon , Tyler and Larry Elliott on Nov 5 2017 01:00:39 PM
I was so sorry to hear that my Aunt Bernice passed away. I enjoyed sending her Christmas cards and receiving cards from her. She had a great faith, and I know she has a new home in Heaven where we shall meet again someday.
Judy (McDaniel) Schumacher
Submitted by Judy Schumacher on Nov 4 2017 07:12:46 PM
Al and Linda Lunn lit a candle for Bernice Jean Brown
Al and Linda Lunn lit a candle on Nov 4 2017 06:02:20 PM
I have such fond memories of Aunt Bernice when I was a teenager. Spent many nights there when Uncle Floyd worked the midnight shift. I am so glad I saw her in May. She looked so good I can’t believe she is gone. Someone took a picture of us and I sent one to her. We had a wonderful conversation about the “good old days” and shared several laughs together. May she Rest In Peace.
Submitted by Patti Eveland Straccia on Nov 4 2017 01:17:56 PM
I will sure miss Bernie, as we had a lot of laughs when we were neighbors. A fine Lady for sure!!
Submitted by Joyce Harper on Nov 4 2017 09:02:18 AM
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