Florence Bernard

August 11, 1922 ‒ September 26, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

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

  • To Florences family I send my heartfelt sympathy on her passing. We were so blessed to have her as part of our Primrose Family. She will truly be missed. May knowing how much others care give you peace at this time. Know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many friends.

    Marilyn Johnson
    Executive Director

  • I am very sorry for the loss of your love one. Please accept my condolences.
    The hour is coming, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God
    and those who have paid attention will live. Earthly Resurrection.
    ( John 5:25).

  • Our condolences to the family of Florence Bernard. Our family was so fond of both Florence and Ed Bernard from our beginnings at IBM in Mansfield. We have many wonderful memories to cherish. Our prayers for all family.

  • Sorry for the loss of this remarkable woman. I so enjoyed working with Florence at The Store . Her hard work and concerned attention to making every article of clothing the best for the kids was inspiring, and her good humor and sense of fun made all of us delighted to have her on our Wednesday team. Betty Finlayson

  • Jim and Janet, I was so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. As you know, it’s just been 6 months since Mom passed. I can see your mom and mine picking up where they left off. They were neighbors and friends for a long time. Your mom baked some really good cookies at the Holidays. I’ll think of her and smile. Linda