Bernice Morris Fairchild

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Bernice Morris Fairchild, 81, of Beech Grove, Ind., passed away April 14, 2014, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Bernice was born in Taylor County, and was the daughter of Mishie and Thomas Morris. She graduated from Buffalo High School, and married her high school sweetheart and teacher, Hayes Fairchild. They moved to Indiana in 1953, living in Beech Grove throughout their lives, where Hayes taught high school, and Bernice raised their two boys, Thom (Kathy), and John (Karen), of Indianapolis. Harvey, another son, passed away in infancy.
Bernice was an avid runner and walker, and her smile and wave were legendary all over Beech Grove. She ran the Indianapolis Mini-Marathon many times. She held numerous positions in the Beech Grove School system, most notably the secretary of the middle school, and her greetings to generations of Beech Grove children are remembered fondly.
Her greatest delight was caring for her grandchildren, Kimberly Rumer (Justin), Kyle Fairchild, Jack Fairchild and Audrey Fairchild. She spoiled them as royalty over many years, with weekends at Nana's, and holiday celebrations.
She is also survived by her loving sisters, Naomi Sutherland (Donnie), and Frances Gaddie (Bobbie), both of LaRue County.
Bernice will return home to be buried with her husband and son following a graveside ceremony at 11:30 a.m. April 26, 2014, at Buffalo Cemetery.
The family asks that you donate in her memory to the Beech Grove Retired Teachers Scholarship fund, 5334 Hornet Avenue, Beech Grove, Ind., 46107, with information at
The Fairchild families, Sutherland's, and Gaddie's sincerely thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers. It is evident that Bernice was truly loved, as she loved in return.
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Published in The Larue County Herald News on Apr. 18, 2014
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