Obituary for Bernice Mitchell
Bernice M. Mitchell, 76 of rural Ovid died on Monday, March 12, 2012. Bernice was born on July 29, 1935 in Clinton County, MI the daughter of Lawrence and Irene (Ley) Henning. She attended St. Johns Public Schools and received her GED from Ovid-Elsie High School. Bernice worked at Vaughn’s Seed Co., was a bookkeeper at Owosso Livestock, Harte Trailer Sales and was active with the Shiawassee 4-H livestock sale, and was a homemaker. On October 24, 1953 she married Leonard Mitchell in St. Johns, MI. Bernice was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, past president of the Altar Society and past director of the Catechism Program.
Survived by her husband Leonard, daughter Margo (Vince) Minarik of Elsie, sons Leonard (Terri) Mitchell of Perry and Terry (Sue) Mitchell of Laingsburg.
Grandchildren Tim (Adrina) Minarik, Matt Minarik, Sarah (Chris), Isaac (Kristen), Travis (Jen) and Amanda Mitchell. 10 Great grandchildren.
Sister Barbara Rewerts of Ovid, brother Gale (Donna) Henning of St. Johns.
Sisters-in-Law Mary Beth Henning of St. Johns, and Karen Henning of Indiana.
Brother- in-law Donald Lepard of Ovid.
Preceded in death by brothers Dale, Gerald and Richard Henning, sisters Beverly Henning, Joyce Russell and Madonna Lepard.
2 grandchildren, Gary Minarik and Terri Lynn Mitchell.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. with Con-Celebrants Msgr. George Michalek and Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek, Pastor. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 P.M. on Thursday, March 15, 2012. The family will receive friends and relatives at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns (989-224-4422) on Wednesday and Thursday, 2-8 P.M. Memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church.