Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
Ruth R. Bernard, 78, New Weston, died Jan. 9, 2012, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater.
She was born May 20, 1933, in Burkettsville to Dick and Rose Sandrell Fink. On Nov. 12, 1955, she married Norman "Rocky" Bernard, who survives.
Also surviving are six children, Karen Mayorga, San Antonio, Texas, Dale (Stacy) Bernard, Auburn, Ind., Pat (David) Risser, Santa Fe, N.M., Cindy (Jeff) Moeder, Maria Stein, Karla (Randy) Kunk, Coldwater, and Gary (Elizabeth) Bernard, Geneva Ind.; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Burkettsville, the ladies sodality and St. Henry American Legion Auxiliary.
She had worked at St. Henry Bank and Birt's Store in New Weston. A homemaker, she cooked for weddings and banquets and cared for the elderly.
A Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Tom Hemm officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
Memorials may be made to State of the Heart Hospice, Coldwater.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.