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Sunday October 20th, 2019
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Monday October 21st, 2019

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Bernita Rae May

Bernita Rae May

"Was a remarkable women that loved life and cherished friends and family."

COPLEY TWP.- Bernita May, 92, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.She was born September 25, 1927 in Tyler County, West Virginia to Howard and Nellie Hays. She was an active member of Wintergreen Ledges Church of God for over 50 years. Member of the Hilltoppers and hosted an annual BBQ Rib picnic, past historian of the Christian Women’s Connection, past organizer of funeral dinners, she made costumes for the Night in Bethlehem, and helped set up baby showers for church families. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Bernita will be remembered for her love of gardening and canning her foods for family dinners.  She is well known for her Zucchini Bread & Deserts. 

A lifelong seamstress creating many beautiful memories.   She enjoyed bowling with friends and even scored several 200 games late in her life. Bernita enjoyed spending time with her family, her grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends and hosted all holiday events.

Bernita is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Hobert C.; stepsons, Bobby and Richard; grandson, Bobby Dillon; brothers, George and Kennard; and sisters, Evelyn, Vivian, Sue, Patty, Glenda and Jean.  

She is survived by her daughters, Theresa (Jerry) Widmer, Lynn May (Gary Robidoux), Brenda (Jon) Roszkowski; 14 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Friends may call at the Bacher Funeral Home 3250 Greenwich Rd., Norton, Ohio on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 1 to 3 p.m. with a Celebration of Life starting at 3 pm. (sorry, no BBQ ribs served). Pastors Jim Roma and David DeWitt officiating.

A graveside service will be held at Northlawn Memorial Gardens in Peninsula, Ohio on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 12 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, we are receiving donations for Wintergreen Ledges Church of God in memory of Bernita.


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Have grown up at wintergreen Ledges, I feel like I have known her my whole life. 35 years ago Bernita made alterations on my high school band uniform. 15 years later she made alterations to Aimees wedding dress. She was an amazing seamstress and a wonderful person. She will truly be missed!!

John Cooper Oct 18 2019 12:00 AM

A GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was ordered on October 18, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Oct 18 2019 12:00 AM

A SHADES OF ELEGANCE was ordered on October 18, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Oct 18 2019 12:00 AM

Love and prayers to your family. Bernita will be terribly missed. Such a beautiful and loving heart. God Bless and keep her.
Sheila Murphy

Sheila Oct 16 2019 12:00 AM

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