Berna-Lewis-Obituary

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Berna Kathleen Fleming Lewis

Seattle, Washington

Jan 3, 1917 - Oct 18, 2012

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We were friends with "Miss Berna" at Bethel UM Church; she worked with the small children and my grands called her "Miss Verna" and loved her dearly. She was such a delight and always had a ready smile. Heaven is surely a brighter place with her there. Our love and sympathy to her family.

I remember Berna from Bethel UMC. She was in the nursery with me during VBS one summer, it didn't seem that long ago. We were new at the church and it was good to talk with her. I remember her smile when you talked to her and when she was in the choir. Our pastor mentioned her Sunday. She will be remembered by many of us at Bethel. It was good to hear about her life and how active she was.

Dear Mother it was a great pleasure to me to have you here these last 4+ years. We did fun things together and I marvel at your resiliency, flexibility, ability to engage new folks and be open to new experiences. In the end it appeared to me as I visited daily that you were at peace and enjoying life as only you could. You were having frank conversations with the providers and continuing to be engaged in the world's issues of social justice for people. My primary experience of you is one of...

I got to know Berna at St. Clements Episcopal Church. She was a delightful soul and a cherished member of our church. We all admired her spunk and positive "can do" attitude. Rest in Peace, Berna, you will be fondly remembered.

Amy Sparks

Aunt Berna you are missed. We remember many happy summers in Wisconsin and your years in Midland.

Sharon Lewis Meinhold

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Berna Kathleen Fleming Lewis was born in Pepin, Wisconsin on January 3, 1917 the 6th of 10 to hard working folks. She was a happy kid who thought of herself as a tomboy. She loved to swim, collect clams, and ice skate on the Mississippi river. She attended school in a one room school house and...

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