Berneda Delight Stinson, 98, rural Wabash, died at 6:50 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 at her home in Wabash. She was born July 13, 1921, in Converse, to Clyde and Idell (Pochant) Pavey.
Berneda married John H. Stinson in South Carolina on Jan. 16, 1943; he died Jan. 22, 1996. She worked 30 and a half years at General Tire in Wabash, retiring in 1980, was the cashier at Stinson’s Trading Post 11 years, and also worked 20 years at Touch of Class. Berneda was a member of the Roann United Methodist Church, and a life member of the VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed working.
She is survived by two children, Idell (Charles Junior) Smith and John R. (Barbara) Stinson, both of Wabash; son-in-law, Tennis Dison of Cedar Grove; five grandchildren: Kevin Stinson and Amanda (Phil) Fierstos, both of Wabash; Judy (Todd) Miller of Urbana; Diana (Joe) Gregory of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Connie (Charles) Morgan of Wabash; seven great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren, and her sister, Wanda Hopper of Bunker Hill.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Mary Ellen Dison, two granddaughters, Kathy Smith and Sharon Koch, and two sisters.
Graveside services and burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion, with Rick Stone officiating. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash.
The preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society.