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In Memory of

Bernice Louise Heritage

December 2, 1932 - September 4, 2017

Obituary


Bernice Louise (Rothermel) Heritage passed peacefully on September 4, 2017. She was born on December 2, 1932 in Randolph, Ohio to Alvin Louis and Mildred Elizabeth (Miller) Rothermel.

She began working for Dr. R.C. Neely in Ravenna shortly after high school, and continued as his office assistant for almost 50 years. Her kindness and helpfulness touched everyone who knew her. Also for nearly 30 years she served families at funeral homes and immeasurably helped them through these difficult times.

On November 13, 1954, Bernice married the love of her life, Austin Heritage....

Bernice Louise (Rothermel) Heritage passed peacefully on September 4, 2017. She was born on December 2, 1932 in Randolph, Ohio to Alvin Louis and Mildred Elizabeth (Miller) Rothermel.

She began working for Dr. R.C. Neely in Ravenna shortly after high school, and continued as his office assistant for almost 50 years. Her kindness and helpfulness touched everyone who knew her. Also for nearly 30 years she served families at funeral homes and immeasurably helped them through these difficult times.

On November 13, 1954, Bernice married the love of her life, Austin Heritage. He preceded her in death on January 1, 2016. Together, they had three children: Diane (Marshall) Mullins, Mark Heritage, and Camille (Ken) Tillman. She is also survived by her brother Paul Rothermel and her grandchildren: Amanda Mullins, April (Brett) Collins, Sarah Mullins, Brandon (Lauren) Heritage, Katie Heritage, Alex Heritage, Elliot Tillman and Natalie Tillman, as well as her great-grandsons Jack and Sam Heritage.

Affectionately known as "Pinsey" by her family and friends, she volunteered time and skills to the community through her church, St. Joseph of Mantua, in various roles including Worship Committee, Eucharistic Minister, Garden Club, wedding coordinator, and Prison Ministry. She also helped her husband in his carpentry business. Her deep love of animals was well known.

Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received Monday, September 11, 2017, from 10:00 - 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Church, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd., Mantua, OH 44255, with Reverend Edward Stafford celebrating the Mass of Christian burial following at 11:00 AM. Private burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery in Randolph.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the St. Joseph Church Garden Club.