BATDORF, Bernice Margaret
Bernice Margaret Batdorf went home to heaven on April 1, 2020 at the age of 73.
Left to cherish many wonderful memories are her husband of 55 years, Dale Batdorf and their children Kelly, Kim (Gigi), Monte (Kara), Miles (Erica); grandchildren; Ashley (Ben), Steven (Amanda), Jordan, Kolton (Breanna), Gage, Brooke, Tia, Lexa, Lanaya, Peyton, Parker; great-grandchildren; Phalynn, Addison, Kali, Josh, Mia; siblings; Ivy (Henry), Dwayne (Simone), Anthony (Sylvia), Joan (Jim), Mary (Ken), Barry (Cathy), Carolyn; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends.
Bernice was born Sept. 13, 1946 in Vermilion. She loved doing hair, cooking, baking, telling jokes, listening to music and spending time with family and friends. Bernice’s Christian faith shaped her life and she dedicated decades of her life to multiple church ministries.
Bernice will long be remembered for her upbeat energetic, compassionate, generous, loving, kind personality who constantly encouraged others. She always made sure a good visit with her meant a full belly, a good laugh and perhaps even a haircut or some Avon products.
It’s painful that we can’t come together with all the people Bernice’s life touched or even with our own extended family at this time to honor her, but we plan on having a celebration of her life later in the year. Thanks to all of you who were a part of her life and who have reached out to our family during this difficult time.
Your thoughtfulness, the memories shared and acts of kindness have been greatly appreciated.
Love the Batdorf Family