HANOVER Bernice L. Nace, 100, passed peacefully on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at Home-wood at Plum Creek, Hanover. Born April 4, 1912, in West Manheim Twp., Bernice was the daughter of the late Norman B. and Myrtle (Rebert) Nace. Bernice went into nurses training at West Side Hospital, York and spent her nursing career at three hospitals in Baltimore. She began at Shepherd Pratt Hospital then spent time at Baltimore City Hospital and finished her career at Johns Hopkins Hospital, retiring in 1978. She enjoyed traveling and, while a resident of Homewood, enjoyed visiting the residents and playing cards. Bernice was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hanover. Bernice is survived by two brothers, Millard R. Nace, Hanover and Norman B. Nace and his wife Janet, Hanover; two nephews, Stephen B. Nace, Hanover and Jeffrey M. Nace, Allentown, and a niece Joan B. Sterner, Hanover. Aunt Bernice will also be dearly missed by eleven great nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate the life of Bernice Nace will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel at Homewood at Plum Creek with Rev. Joel B. Hummel and Rev. Austin L. Chinault, II officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of service in the Chapel. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Hanover. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Bernice to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 30 W. Chestnut St., Hanover, PA 17331; or Homewood at Plum Creek, 425 Westminster Ave., Hanover, PA 17331. The Wetzel Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. To share memories of Bernice L. Nace, please visit www.wetzelfuneralhome.com
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Published in Evening Sun on Jan. 10, 2013