OBITUARY

Mary L. Bering

May 6, 1936February 1, 2019
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Mary Lynn (Davis) Bering, 82, Muncie, passed away Friday evening, February 1, 2019, at I U Health Ball Memorial Hospital. She was born Wednesday, May 6, 1936, in New Albany, Indiana, the daughter of Joseph and Helen (Alles) Davis. Mary was a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy in Indianapolis. She was the wife of Robert F. Bering Sr. whom she married on September 10, 1960. Mary was a parishioner of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. She was school secretary at St. Mary Catholic School in Muncie for nine years, an avid reader, a greeter at Meijer’s for several years and a longtime volunteer at St. Vincent DePaul. Survivors include her husband, Robert F. Bering Sr.; three sons, Robert (wife Heather) Bering Jr., Michael (wife Valerie) Bering; and Christopher (wife Julie) Bering; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Michael, Thomas, and Steven. She was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister. Family and friends may call from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2019, or after 9:00 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 820 East Charles Street, Muncie, Indiana 47305 with Father David Hellman officiating. Memorial contributions in her memory may be sent to St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Online condolences to the family may be sent to www.elmridgefuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Robert F. Bering Sr., Husband
  • Robert Bering Jr., Son
  • Michael Bering, Son
  • Christopher Bering, Son
  • Michael ., Brother
  • Thomas ., Brother
  • Steven ., Brother
  • Mary is also survived by four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren to cherish her loving memory. Additionally, she is preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Lawrence Catholic Church

Services

  • Calling Hours: Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Calling Hour: Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, February 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

Mary L. Bering

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Gilann Bail-Boisvenue

February 5, 2019

I remember my Aunt Mary as a terrific, caring mother for her three boys and my Uncle Bob. Her family, along with mine (as I am her niece) spent most holidays at our grandparents home together, in Indianapolis. It seems that every Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter we spent the day together. I was nine when my Uncle Bob and Aunt Mary introduced me to my first cousin, Bob. Several years later, we were introduced to another special package, my cousin Mike. Then one Christmas morning we were greeted with a baby in a Christmas stocking, Chris. From that time forward, I had three boy cousins that I love to this day! At those precious holiday gatherings my Aunt Mary would always bring the special dishes her boys (including Uncle Bob) loved. I loved those dishes. To this day I adore those receipts as Aunt Mary shared them with me. I will always have her recipes and they will always remind me of that special Aunt that I shared so many holidays with. I love you and will miss you Aunt Mary but I also know you have risen to the most spectacular safe and loving home your soul was distended for. With loving hearts, Gilann, Bill and Christie.

Jane Cassin

February 3, 2019

I knew Mary a long time ago. She was a very sweet and kind person. Blessings to her family and friends..

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