Bernice M. Bleakney

Bernice M. Bleakney, 85, of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, on Monday afternoon, February 25 2013, at her residence.

She was born in Ellwood City on August 6 1927 to the late Carl R. and Florence Rough Wiltrout.

She was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Ellwood City, class of 1945. She was a longtime member of Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church. She also had served as a Cub Scout Den Mother for the Cub Pack at the church.

Bernice was a clerk at the former G.C. Murphy Co. store in Ellwood City for many years.

She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Kenneth E. “Dutch” Bleakney, whom she married March 19, 1947.

She is also survived by her son, Carl E. Bleakney, and daughter-in-law, Roxanne Rohal Bleakney, of Slippery Rock PA, and by one grandson, Adam Kenneth (and Karen) Bleakney of Hanover PA.

Friends will be received from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Friends may also call from 10 A.M. until the time of service at 11 A.M. on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at TURNERS, with her pastor, the Rev. Derek Longbrake, officiating.

Burial will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, North Sewickley.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Bell Memorial Church, 610 Line Avenue, Ellwood City, PA 16117 or to VITAS Hospice, 235 Alpha Drive, #101, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.

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