Bernice Ellen Meyer, daughter of Wilbur Willett and Fredrica Josephine (Boedeker) Monnett, was born on April 30, 1928 in Ravenwood, Missouri. She passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the Accura Healthcare of Shenandoah.
Bernice spent her childhood in Ravenwood, Missouri and graduated from Ravenwood High School. On October 6, 1948 she was united in marriage to Roger Charles Meyer in Clyde, Missouri. They resided in rural Conception, Missouri before moving to rural Imogene, Iowa. She worked at the Ravenwood Bank before her marriage then was a full time homemaker and mother to eight children.
Bernice was an active member of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church of Imogene, Church Choir and Altar Society. She also was a longtime Fremont County 4H Leader and Neighborhood Women's Club member. She was an avid sports fan especially the Nebraska Cornhuskers. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and traveling and was an excellent cook.
Bernice was preceded in death by her husband Roger, siblings Charlotte Gray, Wilbur Monnett, Fredrica Durbin, Cecilia Barry and Herbert Monnett.
Bernice is survived by her children; John (Deb) Meyer, Kathy (Tom) Maher, Delores (Tom) Beckenbaugh, George (Diana) Meyer, Marjorie Meyer, Don (Gina) Meyer, Jerry (Lita) Meyer and Anita (Gary Toth) Meyer, 27 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Opening viewing will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 20, 2020 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, family will not be present. Mask and social distancing will be required during the open viewing. Graveside Services will be private at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Imogene. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Shenandoah Food Pantry (or your local food bank) or St. Patrick Catholic Church in Imogene, Iowa. There will be a Memorial Mass at a later date.
To Bernice's family, I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She was a lovely, fine lady and I enjoyed the times we got together. I was the flower girl at their wedding so your Mom and Dad were special in my eyes. God bless each and every one of you, and pray you carry on her legacy. My deepest sympathy to all of you, it is never easy to lose a parent. Delie Wells
Sorry to hear of Bernice's passing. We will keep you in our prayers. Joe and Mary Jardon
Anita and Family, Please know you're in my thoughts. I'm terribly sorry for the loss of your mother. May memories sustain you through this time of sadness. Your friend, Karen Slavick
Truly sorry for your loss, Meyer family! I remember your Mom from working at the Extension Office. A VERY special lady! Hugs to you all!
My condolences to you all. I have so many good memories of your family, and your mother is a big part of them. She was such a patient, calm woman and always so kind. It’s a blessing to remember her. You’re all in my prayers. Jody Welty Pedersen
My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family , May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times you shared together as you celebrate a life blessed and well lived. Psalms 90:10
It is hard to lose a parent no matter how old we are, isn't it? I have been thinking about all eight of you and especially you, Anita, since I learned of your mother's passing. I always enjoyed your mother, she was a bastion of strength and kindness. I never saw her annoyed even during one of Anita's junior high slumber parties. My gosh, we were obnoxious and loud! It was my delight and my honor to have known your mother...and all of you! Blessings to the entire Meyer family during this trying time.
p.s. Hey Jerry, remember when you broke your ankle ( did you get bucked off Dallas?) and we loaded you in the back of my mother's station wagon and she took you to the doctor? Your mother was cool as a cucumber.
So sorry Bernice is gone from all in Imogene. We loved having her in the Choir. She made the two flights of stairs up to the choir look so easy! She remembered our wedding from 50 years ago and always had kind things to tell people. Will miss her in Hy Vee or Walmart even when Covid was around she went shopping. Great lady. You all had a wonderful mother. John and Peggy Martin
So Very Very Sorry 😐.
Always Remember Her Snap To It Attitude. Ha Ha.
Prayers Prayers Prayers To All The Family.
Hugs 🤗 Hugs 🤗 To All The Family.
Patty DOYLE Niedermyer & Tom
Magnolia Iowa / Pisgah Iowa Area.
Formerly From IMOGENE.
To All the Meyer Families, I am Sorry to learn of Bernice's passing. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you All. Robin Anderson Lynn
Bernice leaves a legacy of fun-loving and kind-hearted children, grandchildren and great grandchildren that Is a true tribute to her wonderful life. You all are in our thoughts here in Colorado.
Rip I will always remember ur Mom as she always weclome me into ur home full of love and laughter and hugs to u as u all mourn a very beautiful Mom Grandma and great Grandma..praying for u all..
Berns (as we knew her) was a very loving and kind lady. David and I loved talking to her about her days on the farm.. she loved her
GO BIG RED!!! I will cheer them on for her!
PEACE AND OUR LOVE BERNS.
David and Mary (Maher) Knop
You are one of the finest women I ever knew! Never an unkind word, I will miss you, we had a great kinship. Thank you for letting me and the boys into your life and family. I have many great memories that I will always cherish. Diana Meyer
My deepest sympathies go out to the Meyer family! I loved visiting with Bernice and spending time with the family, many memories to cherish!
To all the Meyer family, know that you are in my prayers. She raised some pretty great children! Bless Her Heart!
It wont be the same in the neighborhood without Bernice here. She's been up around the corner every since we moved in 60 years ago. she was the best. So fun to talk to after Mass. I miss those conversations. It all seems so silent around here with the covid going on. Now we have a piece missing. God bless her and keep her.
Mrs Meyer was such a sweet lady. She is loved by her children and many other people. Kindness towards others was in her blood. RIP Bernice.
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