Bernice F. Harned

Bernice F. Harned
, nee Ballett, 94, of Belleville, IL, born Thursday, December 28, 1916, in Venice, IL, died Sunday, February 6, 2011 at St. Paul's Home in Belleville.

Mrs. Harned worked as a bookkeeper for National City Cold Storage. She was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Sunday School Class, Phi Beta Kappa and Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Husband: William C. Harned
  • Parents: David and Lillian, nee Friese, Ballett
  • Son: Robert C. Ospring
  • Brother - John Ballett
  • Sister: Mildred Dees
  • Grandson: Nicholas Moffatt
  • Son-in-Law: Ben Neuharth

Surviving are her:

  • Daughters
    • Susan Neuharth of Belleville, IL
    • Linda (John) Moffatt of Okawville, IL
  • Step-Daughter: Judy (Russ) Hartmann of Swansea, IL
  • Daughter-in-Law: Sandra Hardin of Little Rock, AR
  • Sister-in-Law: Mildred Ballett of Cahokia, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Michael Ospring
    • Christine Startz
    • Carrie Ospring
    • Rebecca Cardona
    • Brandy Neuharth
    • John Moffatt, Jr
    • Kim Gallo
    • Scott Moffatt
    • Ashley Moffatt
    • Vickie Hartmann
  • 10 Great-Grandchildren
  • 3 Great-Great Grandchildren
  • Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the St. Matthew UMC, Chestnut Health System

Visitation: Friends may call from 4-8 pm, Tuesday, February 8, 2010 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Larry Patton officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

Condolences left for Bernice F. Harned:

    My sweet Aunt was a true gift of my childhood. Our lives took us to different parts of the country for most of my adult life and I missed much of an ongoing adult relationship, but anytime we were able to gather the love and caring that began in the 1950's was still strong. She, her children and all her descendants make being in a family both a joy and and honor.
    May she rest in the care of our Creator and may the love of her continue to fill our lives.

    Her Nephew, Michael

    Michael F. Smith Georgetown California 95634

    Living in Venice was special to many of us.
    Some of us arrived later, but many of us grew up there.
    We knew just about everyone, and where they lived.
    We all seemed to be one family at times.
    Many of us came along years after Bernice was gone from the town.
    We still feel a connection even though we did not know her.
    She will be remembered in our Annual Memorial Service to be held
    later this year at St. Mark’s Church in Venice, IL.
    We send you, her family and friends, our most sincere sympathy and condolence.

    The Venice History Committee Granite City IL 62040