Mary L. Bernhisel

MEXICO, Pa. – Mary L. Bernhisel, 79, of Mexico, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 27, 2013, at her home.

Mary was born March 27, 1934, in Ickesburg, to Clarence and Kathryn (Stewart) Rice.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Ronald R. “Bernie” Bernhisel, whom she was married to for 51 years, on March 20, 2008; a 1-year-old son, Ricky Lee; a sister, Margaret Reisinger; and three brothers, Steve Rice, Larry Rice and Dean Rice.

She retired from Book of the Month, after 15 years of employment. Mary enjoyed reading her newspapers, magazines, bingo and bowling.

Surviving are: two sons, Danny Bernhisel, of Mexico, and Randy Bernhisel, of York; four brothers, Calvin and his wife, Gladys, of Carlisle; Don and his wife, Marge, of Loysville; Jack, of Dauphin, and Fred and his wife, Lucille, of Ickesburg; three sisters, Anna Ruth Peterson and her husband, Ray, of Mifflintown, Bonnie Benner and her husband, Bob, of Duncannon, and Winifred Flickinger, of Blain; several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and -nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Faith United Church, 6968 Veteran’s Way, Ickesburg, with the Rev. Elaine C. Moyer officiating.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, at the church.

Fellowship will follow the service in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Faith United Church, 6968 Veteran’s Way, Ickesburg, PA 17037.

Arrangements are being handled by Nickel Funeral Home, 3626 Shermans Valley Road, Loysville.