Bernice Marie Eckard
Bernice Marie Eckard, born May 14, 1916, passed away peacefully Tuesday (Jan. 3, 2012).
She was a longtime resident of Centerburg and most recently a resident of Centerburg Pointe. She was also a graduate of Ashley High School, former employee of Delaware County Home, partner in the family farm business and a member of Centerburg United Methodist Church. Bernice loved cooking, baking, gardening, sewing and caring for others. A friend to all she knew and made you feel special.
She is survived by her children, W. Jane Chesney of Houston, Wilma Jean (Hubert) Nye of Reynoldsburg, James (Charlene) Eckard of Centerburg, Jerry Eckard of Columbus and Brenda Sue Clark of Centerburg; grandchildren, Mychal (Tina) Ritterhoff, Deborah (Dave) Nye-Ward, Brent Nye, Timothy (Gretchen) Nye, Steven Eckard, Lori (Clifton) McClintic, Randy Eckard, Joseph (Chanie) Hall, Elanda, G.J. and Julie Vom Baur; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Norma Gardner of Navarre, Fla., and Ruth Wigton of Delaware; and sisters-in-laws, brothers-in-laws, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by husband, Wilbert; parents, Arthur and Ethel Staley; sister, Joan Smith; and brother, Darrell Staley.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg. Graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at Eastview Cemetery with the Rev. Vicki Kelly officiating.