Bernice Frank, 93, a lifetime resident of Wabash, passed away at 2:14 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at her daughter’s residence. She was born Aug. 31, 1927, in Wabash County, to the late Paul and Marie (Swihart) Alber.
Bernice was a 1945 graduate of Chippewa High School. She married Russell L. “Bud” Frank on Sept. 14, 1947; he passed away on Aug. 18, 2007. Bernice retired from Snavely Machine and Manufacturing in Wabash. She was member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church in Somerset. Bernice enjoyed quilting, making handmade crafts, puzzles and word searches. One thing she will be remembered for is her delicious molasses cookies that everyone loved.
Bernice is survived by one son, Rod (Renee) Frank of Wabash; three daughters, Beverly (Charles) Kelley, Marsha (Erik) Herendeen and Bonnie (Mark) Keen, all of Wabash; 12 grandchildren, Abby (Josh) Rhoads, Brad (Kayla) Frank, Gary (Tracie) Kelley, Greg (Meredith) Kelley, Gina (Ryan) Baker, Gabe (Stacey) Kelley, Grant (Dawn) Kelley, Travis (Molly) Herendeen, Angel (John) Waters, Troy (Bry) Herendeen, Shelly (Shawn) Mulligan and Dustin (Rhea) Keen; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Gary Frank; one brother; and one sister.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 8, at McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main St., LaFontaine, with Pastor Ted Baston officiating. Burial will follow at the LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to Woodlawn United Methodist Church, 151 N. Second St., Somerset, IN 46984.
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