Bernice E. Smith (90) of Mason


Published on May 24 2012 9:47 am

Bernice E. Smith, 90 of Mason, died at 4:00 AM Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Effingham.

Funeral services are 10 AM Friday, May 25, 2012, Rev. Michael Durre officiating, at Pagel Funeral Home, Edgewood. Visitation is 5 – 8 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Leith Cemetery, Mason to which memorials are requested.

Bernice was born on February 3, 1922 the daughter of Archibald R. and Hattie F. (Walker) Bushue. She married Keith E. Smith on May 31, 1938 at Effingham. He preceded her on October 10, 2000.

She was a homemaker, farmer, and wonderful cook. Bernice attended Full Gospel Church of Edgewood.

Surviving are her sons; Eugene (Helen) Smith of Mason and Robert (Jackie) Smith of Edgewood, daughters; Sandra (Lloyd) Carlson of Acton, CA, Kay (Leon) Woodland of Watson, and Patti (Randy) Stuckemeyer of Altamont, sister; Juanita (Kenneth) Perkins of Effingham and Genieve Wilson of Terre Haute, IN, 12 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and 8 great great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sons in infancy; Archie and David, and 2 brothers; Gerald and Adrian.