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Wilma L. Bernard


September 1, 2005

Visitation services for Wilma L. Bernard, 74, Lawrence, were Saturday, Aug. 27, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence.

Mrs. Bernard died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Aug. 13, 1931, in Sac City, Iowa, the daughter of William Franklin and Ethel Genevieve Lathrop Garrison. She graduated from Warsaw, Mo., High School in 1950.

Mrs. Bernard was a homemaker and a caregiver at nursing homes in Kansas City, Kan.

She married Richard Dean Bernard in 1975, in Kansas City, Kan. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include five daughters, Connie L. McGee, Lawrence, Janis M. Taylor and Christina A. Mottern, both of Knob Noster, Mo., Debbie J. Harvell, Fort Bragg, N.C., and Angela J. Capel, Lawrence; a brother, Kenneth Garrison, Linwood; a sister, June Poeverlein, Lawrence; 25 grandchildren; and 210 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Human Society or Penn House, sent in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence 66044.

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