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BERNARD, Evelyn Patava 1918-2008


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 7/29/2011 at 13:34:42

Evelyn Patava Bernard, 90, of Midville, Georgia, formerly of Cedar Falls, died Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at her home in Midville.

She was born April 2, 1918 in Keystone, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Marie Patava.

Evelyn married Vincent L. Bernard on October 19, 1935 in La Porte City, Iowa. He preceded her in death on November 16, 2004. Evelyn worked at various retail positions, but her main role was a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. A few of her favorite things in life were dancing with Vincent, holding babies, growing beautiful African Violets, piecing beautiful quilts for her family, watching birds, playing a mean game of Pepper and Bridge, and winning.

Survivors include three sons, Vincent E. (Nyleta) Bernard of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Dennis (Sandra) Bernard of Waynesboro, Georgia, and David (Emily) Bernard of Midville, Georgia; four daughters, Donna Bernard Gay of Dallas, Texas, Geraldine (Jerry) Martinson of Cedar Falls, Vicky Bernard (John Anderson) of Midville, Georgia, and Cynthia Bernard Perry of Louisville, Georgia; seventeen grandchildren and twenty-six great grandchildren.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents and husband; three grandchildren, Todd Bernard, Vincent B. Bernard and Christie J. Bernard; three brothers, Joseph, Frank and Donald; six sisters, Mary, Bessie, Rose, Emily, Iola and Agnes; and three sons-in-law, Laurel E. Gay, Bart Perry and Wayne Coker.

Memorial services will be 10:30 am Saturday, July 26, 2008, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Visitation will be one hour before service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Evelyn Bernard Memorial Fund. A memorial service was held in Midville, Georgia on July 17.

[Source: Dahl Funeral Home]


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