LaVerne Bernard, 90, of Belle Rive "Went Home to be with the Lord" Wednesday morning, May 1, 2019.
She was born in Bonnie, IL on March 5, 1929, the daughter of Evan & Reba (Reece) Adams.
She married Murrel Bernard on February 11, 1950 and he passed away on October 30, 2017.
Mrs. Bernard was a born again Christian, and a member of the New Hope Free Will Baptist Church. She helped her husband start the family business, M. Bernard & Sons Grain Co. in 1959. Mrs. Bernard enjoyed going to church with her family, gardening, quilting, sewing and especially her flowers, she had a green thumb and could make anything grow.
They were blessed with 8 children:
Son: Gilroy (Rene`) Bernard and children:
Chris (Audrey) Bernard and their children; Caitlyn & Lucy
Curt (Sara) Bernard & Addison
Brooke (Omid) Yamini
Son: Dwight (Barbara) Bernard and children:
Jason (Tanisha) Bernard and children: Abby, Natalie & Henry
Jamie Bernard & Eric Kirsch
Kelley Bernard & children: Jack & Louis
Daughter: Phyllis (Darrell) Sigwerth and children:
Darrick (Laura) Sigwerth and children: Darrien, Dominick & Daniel
Cassidy (Derek) Drennan and children: Payten, Bentley & Korbyn
Son: Alvin (Peggy) Bernard and children:
Brandon (Kessa) Bernard and children: Brynlee & Gunner
Son: Tom (Colleen) Bernard and children:
Jennifer (Shaun) Vineyard and children: Madison & Lane
Breann (Ryan) Stoodley and children: Madison, Kennedy & Reagan
Daughter: Malinda (Rick) Thomas and children:
Mallory (Jason) Kimmerling and children: Tenley & Liam
Mackenzie (Josh) Polete and Berkley
Landon Thomas & fiancee` Abbey Ahlrich
Daughter: Patricia Bernard
Daughter: Carmella (Garret) Payne
Sister: Lois(Jay) Mooney
Mrs. Bernard was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, by a Daughter-in-law-Brenda Bernard, by a Grandson: Nathan Bernard, by 5 Brothers: Melvin, Nolan, Howard, Eddie & Lindell & by a Sister: Ruth Etta Young.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, May 5th at the Ina Free Will Baptist Church with Pastors Craig Smith & Brad Ryan officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Saturday at the Ina Free Will Baptist Church and from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. on Sunday.
For those who wish memorials may be made to the Ina Free WIll Baptist Church.
The Johnston Funeral Home in Ina is in charge of arrangements.
For more information or to send online condolences please visit www.johnstonfuneralhome.com
Ina Free Will Baptist Church
3rd & Elm Street, Ina IL 62846