BOLIVAR - Bernice I. Harris, 88, of County Route 30, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (July 22, 2014) at the Wellsville Manor Care Center.
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Born on Dec. 1, 1925, of Cuba, she was a daughter of Ivan and Mary Edwards Thurston. On Dec. 2, 1944, in Bolivar, she married Glenn E. Harris, who preceded her in death Nov. 8, 1977.
Bernice was a lifelong resident of the Bolivar area. She attended school in West Clarksville and Richburg. Bernice was employed by AVX Co. in Olean as an inspector for more than 30 years prior to her retirement.
She was a member of the Richburg First Day Baptist Church and a member of the 4Cs Senior Citizens Club, Bolivar
Surviving are a daughter, Tricia (Ted) Grover of Bolivar; two grandchildren, Stacey Hollander and L. Michael (Julie) Grover, both of Bradford, Pa.; a sister, Mary Lou (George) Peterson of Machias; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer and Alton Thurston; and a sister, Delilah (Webb) Horton.
There will be no public visitation. A private memorial service will be held Monday (July 28, 2014) in the Bolivar United Methodist Church. The Rev. Vickie Hedlund pastor will officiate. Burial will be in the Richburg Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc.
Memorials may be made to the Richburg Fire Department or to the
of WNY, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville, NY 14221-7380.
Schaffner Funeral Home Inc
554 S Main St Bolivar, NY 14715
Published in The Olean Times Herald on July 23, 2014