Bernice Mae Christy, 92, of Springfield, died at 2:25 am, Saturday, January 8, 2011 at St. John’s Hospital. She was born May 4, 1918 in Glenarm, IL to Edgar and Ellen M. Welsh Lawley. She married Roy J. Christy on June 19, 1943. They were married 55 years when he died on December 25, 1998. She is also preceded in death by her parents, her sister and brother-in-law, Helen and James Sanderson and her brother Edward Lawley. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara (John) Herbek of Springfield, several nieces and nephews.
Bernice worked for Sangamo Electric and was a homemaker. She was a member of the DAV Auxillary.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 10 am, Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home with Kathy A. Swaar, CLP officiating. Burial will be at Joe Brunk Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Animal Protective League.
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