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Bernice Iverson

July 15, 1916 — April 17, 2015


July 15, 1916
Dale Township OBrien County, Iowa

April 17, 2015
Paullina, Iowa

11:00 A.M. Monday, April 20, 2015
First Presbyterian Church; Paullina, Iowa
Rev. John Duling Officiating

Visitation with the family will be following the memorial service at the church.

Beautiful River & Beyond The Sunset
Sung by Marj Feltman
Organist: Kay Grosvenor

Laurel Iverson Hitchcock Kevin Hitchcock
Jessica Iverson Kate Iverson
Erik Versteegen John Iverson
Irene Iverson Nathan Iverson
Lisa Iverson Heidi Iverson
Will McCollum Evette Iverson
Pete Hayes Jennifer Carpenter Molly Carpenter

Graveside service 10:00 A.M. Monday, April 20, 2015
Pleasant Hill Cemetery; Primghar, Iowa

After todays service relatives and friends are invited
to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa

Bernice Mary Iverson was born July 15, 1916 in Dale Township, OBrien County, Iowa, the third child of Samuel Andrew and Myrtle (Siefkin) Gillespie. She attended Dale country school #6 and graduated from Primghar High School in 1932. Bernice graduated from Pauls Hairdressing Academy in Minneapolis in 1937 and was a hair dresser in Sheldon and Primghar, Iowa.
She married Sherman B. Iverson March 11, 1943 in Wilmington, Delaware, when Sherman was stationed at Ft. DuPont in W.W. II prior to his deployment to North Africa. Following Shermans discharge from the Army, the couple farmed near Archer, Iowa for 32 years. In 1979, they moved to Paullina.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Paullina. Bernice enjoyed knitting, quilting, crocheting, crossword puzzles, and e-mailing her family.
Bernice passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015 at her home in Paullina, sitting in her favorite chair looking out the window. She reached the age of 98 years, 9 months and 2 days.
Thankful for sharing her life are daughter-in-law, Linda (Don) Imhoff and granddaughters, Laurel (Kevin) Hitchcock of Birmingham, AL; Jessica Iverson and great granddaughter, Kendall of Evanston, IL; son, Wendell (Pam) Iverson of Wassenaar, Netherlands and grandchildren, Kate Iverson (Erik Versteegen) and future great granddaughter of Den Hague, Netherlands and John (Irene) Iverson of Duluth, GA; son, Keith (Nancy) Iverson of Sanborn, IA and grandchildren, Nate (Lisa) Iverson of Highlands Ranch, CO; Heidi Iverson and husband, Will McCollum of Sebastopol, CA and Evette Iverson (Pete Hayes) of Pittsboro, NC; daughter, Martha (Stan) Carpenter and granddaughters, Jennifer Carpenter of Urbandale, IA and Molly Carpenter of Rockville, MD; and brothers, Ray Gillespie of Lake Park, IA and Lyle Gillespie of Manitou Springs, CO and sister-in-law, Barbara Gillespie of Alcester, SD.
Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman on May 21, 1988; her son, Kenneth on December 21, 1990; sisters, Gladys McDowell, Corrine Gillespie, Edith Parrish, and brothers, Lowell and Gilbert Wayne Gillespie.
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