August 11, 1922 ‒ September 26, 2015
MANSFIELD: Florence Bernard passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015 in Aurora, Ohio. She was 93.
She was born August 11, 1922 to parents Anton & Josephine (Hocevar) Simoncic in Rocky River, Ohio.
On October 2, 1948, she married Edward Leon Bernard and they spent 56 wonderful years together until he passed away in 2004.
In recent years she resided at Primrose Retirement Community where she made many new friends.
Florence was a charter member of Resurrection Parish where she volunteered to cook for local nursing home residents that came to the church to enjoy a hot lunch.
She was a member of Lexington Area Senior Citizens. In addition, she volunteered at the Red Cross and “The Store” organizing clothes for local school children. She was the proud creator of the “Veronica” latch hook rug Station of the Cross for Resurrection Parish Catholic Church.
Her main hobby was cooking, in particular her world-famous chocolate chip cookies. She was well-known for speaking her mind and her quick wit.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law James Bernard and Sarah Kurtz of Golden, Colorado and their children Benjamin and Calista; her daughter and son-in-law Janet and Shane Burke of Reminderville; and brother Ray Simms of Maryland.
In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and brother Edward Simms and sister Helen Martin.
The Bernard family will receive friends Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Resurrection Parrish where a funeral service honoring her life will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. where The Very Rev. Father Beaver will officiate.
Contribution checks in Florence’s memory can be made out to Resurrection Parish or Catholic Charities and may be brought to the funeral.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Florence’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com