D. Bernice Bernice (Schoonover) Steadman (1930 - 2018)

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D. Bernice Steadman, 88, of Knoxville passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
Born May 27, 1930 in Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Roe B. and Leona A. (Jeffers) Schoonover.
Bernice married Robert M. Steadman on Aug. 5, 1949 and they shared 64 years together until his passing on Aug. 30, 2013.
She was a cafeteria monitor for Gertrude Case Elementary, tax collector for Knoxville Borough, a proprietor of Cooper's Store for several years and a member of the Yoked Church in Knoxville.
Bernice is survived by her sons, Jace (Chris) of Knoxville, Douglas of Knoxville and Mikel (Ann) Steadman of Osceola; 12 grandchildren, 26 great- grandchildren and 1 great- great-granddaughter; her sister, Catherine (Gordon) Robinson and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; a brother, Robert Schoonover; two sisters, Marion VanGorden and Roberta Boom and her daughter-in -aw, Debra A. Steadman.
Family will receive friends at Knoxville Yoked Church, 110 Alba St., on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
A funeral service will be held immediately following at 2 p.m. with Pastor Catherine Dawes officiating.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Knoxville Yoked Church, 110 Alba St., Knoxville, PA 16928. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. www.kenyonfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from Sept. 12 to Sept. 19, 2018
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