Bernice L. Hackett
LINCOLN, IL - Bernice L. Hackett, 94, of Lincoln, passed away at 2:16 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
Bernice was born April 2, 1920, near New Holland, daughter of Frederick and Bertha Balzerick Mahler. She was united in marriage to Horace C. Hackett on Feb. 22, 1942, in Hannibal, Mo. He preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 1977.
Bernice is survived by her son, Joseph Paul (Irene) Hackett of Emden, and grandchildren: Gwen (Bill) Boyce of Havana, Ill., and their children: Andy, Katie, and Kellie; Beth (Paul) Bryan of Emden and their children: Savanna, Eli and Zach; Greg Hackett and Josh Hackett of Lincoln.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, three sisters, and her grandson, Tony Hackett.
Bernice retired in 1983 from Merle Norman Cosmetics as an owner/operator for 25 years. She later worked as a seamstress at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital for 13 years. Bernice was active in many church and civic organizations, including ABWA, Zonta Club and charter member and past president of the Oasis. She held offices with the Chamber of Commerce and was active in the PTA at Jefferson School. Bernice was a member of Zion Lutheran Church where she was active in the Ladies Aid and taught Sunday school.
Services for Bernice will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln with the Rev. Mark Thompson officiating. A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home and again from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday at the church. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. at Tuscola Cemetery on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.
Memorials may be made to: Zion Lutheran Church or Zion Lutheran School.