Bernice Irene Garnes, 83, Langsville, Ohio passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at her home. She was born May 19, 1936 in Salem Center, Ohio, daughter of the late Titus Elmer and Alma Eliza (Strong) Smith. She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Joseph William “Bill” Garnes, who she married August 7, 1954. Bernice attended Salem United Methodist Church.
To this union she leaves behind to cherish her memory their children: Debbie (Lestel) Ward, Vinton, Ohio; Connie (Gene) Halley, Pomeroy, Ohio; Cindi (Tony) Vaughan, West Chester, Ohio; Sandy (John) Colbert, Jackson, Ohio and Joe (Shari) Garnes, Pomeroy, Ohio; ten grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren; brothers: Corwin (Pat) Smith, Sunbury, Ohio; Lloyd (Mary) Smith, Pataskala, Ohio; Ted (Judy) Smith, Dresden, Ohio; Paul (Maggie) Smith, Pataskala, Ohio; Larry Smith, Ray, Ohio and John (Linda) Smith, Langsville, Ohio; sister, Dott Stewart, Overgaard, Arizona and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brother Dale Smith and sisters, Dolores Wallace and Hope Price.
Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Monday, January 20, 2020 in the Salem Center United Methodist Church, Langsville, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Salem Center Cemetery. Friends and family may call at the church Monday 11:30 AM to the service time of 1:00 PM. The McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel, is honored to serve the Garnes Family.
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