Bernie Lou Younce, 79, rural Wabash, died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center in LaFontaine.
She was born Aug. 16, 1940, in Peru, to Donald and Vivian “Maxine” (Miller) Cole.
She was a 1958 graduate of Noble High School and received her nursing certification from Indiana University Kokomo. She married Jerry E. Younce in Wabash on July 17, 1959. She was a Registered Nurse at Wabash County Hospital for 19 years. She was a member of the Wabash Alliance Church, and belonged to the Ladies Prayer Band at the church. She enjoyed reading, going antiquing, and watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.
She is survived by her husband: Jerry E Younce, Wabash; four children: Gregory (Lisa) Younce, McKinney, Tex.; Brian (Cindi) Younce and Marianne McAllister, both of Wabash; and Andrew (Susan) Younce, Somerset; 10 grandchildren: Trevor Younce, Dalles, Ore.; Jarrod Younce, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Colin Younce, McKinney, Tex.; Aaron (Chelsea) Smith, Muncie; Justin (Amanda) Younce, Wabash; Graham (Lanae) McAllister, Ossian; Andrew McAllister, Treyton Younce, Jaeden Younce, and Makenna Younce, all of Wabash; seven great-grandchildren; a brother: Donald (Marianne) Cole, Wabash; a sister: Karen Grogg, Conroe, Tex.; and her sister-in-law: Linda Cole, Kokomo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter: Ashley Younce; and her brother: James Cole.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, at Wabash Alliance Church, 1200 N. Cass St., Wabash, with Todd Render officiating. Burial will be in Mississinewa Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 1, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.
Preferred memorial is Alzheimer’s Association.