Bernice A. Carnahan
MILLERSBURG: Bernice A. Carnahan, 97, of Millersburg, Ohio (Holmes County) died on Sunday, May 8, 2011 .
She was born to Lester and Grace (Guthrie) Kaser on January 21, 1914.
Bernice worked for Domestic Film/Shelter-Rite for many years. While there she and her co-workers welded the first Geodesic Dome for the New York World's Fair.
In 1970, at age 56, Bernice changed careers. She began nursing at Castle Nursing Homes and subsequently received her Nursing License in 1971. She truly loved caring for others and never considered it work.
She "retired" at age 88 and enjoyed spending time with her family. Bernice enjoyed traveling, parasailing, Jet Ski rides, family outings, and especially, her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by two daughters, Cheryl and husband, Thomas Bird of Millersburg, Ohio Vicki and husband, Roman Rollins of Carefree, Arizona; grandchildren, Robyn (Bird) and Troy Hahn, Andrea (Bird) and Michael Murray, Lindsey (Bird) and Rodney Taylor, Megan (Bird) and J. Ross Dickens, Christopher and Christina Johnson, Trey and LeAnn Johnson, Kirk and Sarah Johnson; and great grandchildren, Noah, Baylee, Carter and Grady Hahn, Briggs Murray, Trae, Triston, Tanner, Trevin, and Trenton Johnson, Conner and Ainsley Johnson, Landon and Turner Johnson; and dear friend, Eileen Berner.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Neal; brother, Bernard; infant son, Larry; and granddaughter, Jennifer.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jennifer (Bird) Duff Memorial Scholarship at the Holmes County Education Foundation at 114 N. Clay Street, Millersburg 44654.
Friends may call Friday, May 13 from 6-8 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, Ohio.
Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011 at First Presbyterian Church in Millersburg with Pastor Burnetta Armour officiating.
Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Published in the Coshocton Tribune from May 10 to May 11, 2011