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Bernice Elaine Rivers


1927 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Bernice Elaine Rivers Obituary
Bernice Elaine Rivers

Bernice Elaine Rivers (nee Rubright), March 31, 1927 – December 20, 2013.

She was the daughter of Florence Bell Coryell (nee Kullman) and Russell Rubright (both deceased); beloved wife of the late Irvin Lorraine Rivers; beloved mother of Dr. Karen Swisshelm of Denver, Colorado and Karla Rivers (husband Michael Graska) of Brecksville, Ohio; beloved grandmother of Bryan Swisshelm (partner Suzy Renn) of Portland, Oregon; dear sister-in-law of Doris E. Koch (Harry, deceased) of Pleasant Hill, California; beloved companion to Walter Yoder, Sr. (deceased); numerous other family members and a host of loving friends.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, April 5th, beginning at 11 a.m. at Fairlawn Lutheran Church, 3415 West Market Street, Fairlawn, Ohio 44333 (just west of Summit Mall), Pastor Charles D. Lentner officiating. Special music will be performed by Karen Kronenberger, organ; Mary Beth Ions, violin; and Don Farrow, vocals. A catered luncheon from Heinen's will follow the service. All are welcome. Friends may greet the family beginning at 10:30 up until the time of service. May her soul and the souls of all we love, rest in peace.

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Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Mar. 30 to Apr. 4, 2014
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