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Bernice Fern Bartel

ROCK HILL -- Mrs. Bernice Fern Bartel, 92, entered into eternal rest on Aug. 17, 2007 in Rock Hill, S.C. She was born in Kokomo, Ind., on June 25, 1915, a daughter of the late David Clayton Stover and Lois Fern Jackman Stover. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

Mrs. Bartel was a long time resident of Kokomo, Ind., before moving to Rock Hill 30 years ago. She was a homemaker and retired from General Motors. In Rock Hill, she was active at the Senior Center and had been a member of the YMCA Silver Foxes. She did volunteer work for both organizations.

She is survived by her son, L. Dan Bartel and his wife, Betsy Toppe Bartel of Rock Hill; two grandchildren, Kyle Damon Bartel and wife, Sheri Whittington Bartel of Matthews, N.C., and Deirdre Bartel Montello and husband, Anthony Richard Montello of Goldsboro, N.C.; and four great-grandchildren, Claire Madison Bartel, Grace Shephered Bartel, Aspen Elizabeth Montello and Logan Daniel Montello.

A private memorial service was held at Grace Lutheran Church on Aug. 21, 2007, with E. Ray Mohrmann officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grace Lutheran Good Samaritan Fund, 426 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel is serving the Bartel family.

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