Funeral services for Bernice will be held on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Exeter United Methodist Church. Pastor Ralph Gaines will be officiating the service.
Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Farmer Funeral Home in Exeter.
Memorials are directed to the Exeter United Methodist Church, Exeter Legion Auxiliary, or the Exeter Library.
Bernice L. Hall was born to Marion Lovegrove and Christina (Slezak) Lovegrove on September 10, 1924 in Farimont, Nebraska, and she passed away on November 27, 2013 in York, Nebraska at York General Hospital at the age of 89 years, 2 months, and 17 days.
She grew up on a farm northeast of Fairmont, Nebraska with her parents and one brother, Bernard.
Bernice attended Country School District 27 through the eighth grade. She graduated from Exeter High School in 1942.
On January 20, 1943, Bernice married Ray Thomas Hall in York, Nebraska. They were married almost 55 years when Ray passed away on December 4, 1997.
After Ray returned from the Army Air Corps, they started their home in Exeter, Nebraska, where they raised their four children. She supported Ray in his business adventures and was active in the community.
Bernice and Ray enjoyed traveling, dining out, attending Nebraska football games, spending time at their home in Estes Park, Colorado and spending time with their family. She loved to shop and spoil her many grandchildren.
Bernice was a member of Exeter United Methodist Church, the Exeter United Methodist Women, Exeter Women’s Club, American Legion Auxiliary Post 218, and 8 and 40. She was also on the Library Board when the new Exeter Library was built.
Bernice was preceded in death by her parents Marion and Christina and great grandsons John & Trenton Horne.
She is survived by her children Sandra and Jim Horne of Exeter, Sharon and John Hassler of Lincoln, Roger and Susan Hall of Exeter, Randal and Stacey Hall of York,; grandchildren James Horne, Richard Horne, Ben Horne, Kathy Seiboldt, Becky Kempston, Mike Hassler, Jason Hall, Heidi Combs, Heather Kimble, Jesse Hall, Justin Hall, Malinda Hall, Sydney Hall, Chris Grooms (step grandchild); 19 Great Grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Bernard and Phyllis Lovegrove of York; sisters-in-law Lucille Hall, Florence Hall, Louise Hall, and Ann Hall; and many nieces and nephews.