Bernice M. Patrick

October 18, 1929October 30, 2012

Bernice M. Patrick, 83, of Clearfield passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Clearfield Colonial Courtyard.

She was born on October 18, 1929 in Indiana, PA, the daughter of John Everett and Ellen Osiah (Rummel) Hill.

Upon graduation from Cherry Tree High School, Mrs. Patrick worked for Rural Electric of Indiana, PA. Later, she worked for Brody’s, Hess and Fisher and in the Guidance Office at Clearfield High School. Mrs. Patrick retired as a secretary from the Administration Office for the Clearfield Area School District.

Mrs. Patrick was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church, where she was active in the Friendship Club.

She had been active in several area clubs, including, NON, L.I.F.T., X.Y.Z. and the Red Hat Society. Mrs. Patrick volunteered her time at the Cottage at the Clearfield Hospital.

Mrs. Patrick is survived by three children: Pamela S. Gibson of Clearfield, William A. Patrick and his wife Velva of Johnstown, PA and Deborah K. Sherick and her husband Timothy of Clearfield, PA; nine grandchildren: Scott A. Gibson and his wife Melinda of Coal Center, PA, Adam K. Gibson and his wife Kristi of Kylertown, Andrew N. Gibson and his wife Tina of Clearfield, Kristin A. Wriglesworth and her husband Clair of Clearfield, Kimberly D. Durant and her husband Thad of Clearfield, Nathan T. Patrick and his wife Julia of Potomac Falls, VA, Jared L. Patrick and his wife Elisabeth of York, Lea J. Peters and her husband Roger Peters, Jr. of Clearfield and Lane J. Foster and her husband Matthew of Clearfield; eleven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Virginia C. McClelland of Pottsville, PA.

Mrs. Patrick was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William S. Patrick, whom she married on October 27, 1948 and who passed December 25, 1993; two grandsons, Christopher Dale Gibson in 1972 and Micah Vogelsong Patrick in 1980; a brother, Robert D. Hill in 2010 and a son- in –law, Edwin A. Gibson in 2000.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. John Lutheran Church, 217 E. Pine Street, Clearfield, PA with Rev. Robert J. Way officiating. Interment will be in the Crown Crest Memorial Park, Hyde, PA.

Honoring Mrs. Patrick’s wishes, there will be no public viewing or visitation.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the St. John Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 1454, Clearfield, PA 16830 or to the M.A.D.D. National Office, 511 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 700, Irving, TX 75062 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.

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Ed Fulesday

November 8, 2012

Pam and Bill: So very sorry to hear about your Mom. Everyone, especially your parents, were all part of growing up in Clearfield and belonging to St. John Lutheran. These people were always a part of my life, and I will never forget them. You must be proud.
Ed Fulesday

Pete and Billie Jean Holubz and family

November 2, 2012

Bill, Velva, Nathan and Julie, Jared and Liz,

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Karen and Denny Miller

November 2, 2012

Bill,Velva and Family
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you.
I will sadly miss kidding with your mom throughout when we were in high school to passing her in the supermarkets and when we cleaned her carpets. She will sadly be missed.