BERNICE ELNORA LOVEJOY, 94, of Neffs, OH, died Saturday, July 11, 2009 at her home.
She was born June 1, 1915 in McClainsville, OH, a daughter of the late Fred and Gladys Nelan Kinder.
Bernice was a homemaker, a member of the Coalbrook Presbyterian Church, she founded the Ladies Auxiliary of the Neffs Fire Department, was the first den-mother for the cub scouts in Neffs, was the first librarian of the Neffs Public Library, and for 66 years starting at age 14 was a pen pal with Ion Lewis.
In addition to her parents, Bernice was preceded in death by her husband John R. “Jump” Lovejoy in 2008, 2 brothers, Fred and Wilbur Kinder and several nieces and nephews.
Surviving are 3 children; Kathie Don Barnes of Neffs, Karen Rodney “Hutch” Kovacs of Flushing, John Carol Lovejoy of Jewett, OH, a brother in law, Dr. Bill “Tike” Lovejoy of Brevard, NC, 3 grandsons; Jeremy Tate Kelly Barnes of Copley, OH, Matthew Shannon Kovacs of Flushing Joseph Natalie Kovacs of Bethesda, OH, a great granddaughter, Gwendolyn Kovacs, several nieces and nephews and also her caretakers.
There will be no visitation.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Lovejoy residence.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 St. Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943, Neffs Fire Department, PO Box 227, Neffs, OH, 43940, or the Coalbrook Presbyterian Church, 53611 Pike Street, Bellaire, OH, 43906.
Arrangements by the Bauknecht Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441-37th St. Bellaire, OH, 43906.
Online condolences may be extended to the family at altmeyer.com