Bernice Lucille Bobb

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Bernice Lucille Bobb

July 11, 1930 - March 08, 2019

Bernice Lucille Bobb Bernice Lucille (Klock) Bobb, 89, of Northumberland, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 8, 2019, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville from complications after she suffered a stroke on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019.
She was born July 11, 1930, in Sunbury, the youngest of nine children born to the late Jay Cleveland and Abbie (Zartman) Klock.

While in high school, she worked at Keithan's and Marx Bros. clothing in downtown Sunbury. She was a 1948 graduate of Lower Mahanoy Township High School, Dalmatia.

Bernice held jobs at various garment factories, CBS Toys, the Herndon House, and Walmart during her working career.

Bernice married Eugene Bobb on Sept. 21, 1951. They bought a farm in Herndon where they raised beef cattle, and grew various flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Her life revolved around their five children. She was proud of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren

Bernice was proud of her German family heritage having come from a long line of hard-working farmers and woodworkers. She attended German festivals with her family and friends where she enjoyed the German culture, its food, music and dancing. When Bernice was not cooking, baking, sewing, and crocheting, she spent her time volunteering with Military Mothers and the Northumberland County Historical Society.

In 2010, she moved to Lewis Apartments in Northumberland where she reconnected with several high school classmates and made many new friends. They enjoyed bingo and summer evening conversations on the porch where they discussed the day's events and attempted to solve the world's problems. Bernice along with her dear friend Carol Bissinger spent many hours crocheting lap robes that were donated to veterans in need. She enjoyed collecting antique milk glass and cardinal d├ęcor. Her favorite pastimes were reading, bird watching and working on jigsaw puzzles. In 2013, Bernice battled non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma cancer and won the battle.

Bernice is survived by her five children, Cynthia Inkrote and husband Ronald of Sunbury, Jayne Hetrick and her companion John Yedinak of Scranton, Timothy Bobb of Bethlehem, Jennifer Hall of McLean, Va., and Tricia Bobb of Tampa, Fla.; four grandchildren, Jason Croutharmel of Atlanta, Ga., Zachary Snyder and wife Kara of Pittsburgh, Garrett Hetrick and wife Angela of Scranton, and Laura Hetrick of Perth, Australia; two great-grandchildren, Scout Lynn Snyder and Drake Ryker Hetrick; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her former husband and eight siblings, Felix Klock, Hilda Harris, Carl Klock, Mark Klock, Boyd Klock, Marjorie Klinger, Russell Klock, and an infant brother.

A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 15, at the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury, followed by the funeral at 11.
Burial will follow in the Herndon Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at 2 p.m. in the Americus Hose Company, Sunbury.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bernice's memory may be made to The American Cancer Society.
Published on March 12, 2019
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Cathy McCowan
Mar 15, 2019
I met Bernice thru something we had in common, sewing. What a sweet lady who will be missed by all her friends here at the Lewis building. Prayers for the entire family.
James Hall
Mar 15, 2019
Bernice, this journey is over may your next be bright and overwhelmed with joy. The legacy you leave behind is a monumental testament. Your kindness, generosity, and welcoming spirit will be missed. May your family and friends find inspiration, peace, and comfort within their memories of moments shared with you.
Tena B. Kinard
Mar 13, 2019
Timothy, I am SO sorry that your Mama passed away. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Lori Martin
Mar 13, 2019
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family.
I met Bernice quite a few years ago. She has been very special to me ever since. Many times, when she came to my place of work, she would bring handmade scarves for me and my coworkers, and always said to share any left over with other patients at the clinic. Always kind, caring and generous. She once introduced me to a family member and told them I was her rock. To this day, the memory brings tears to my eyes and has had a profound effect on how I view the effect I have on others, as a nurse. She was a true treasure and will always have a place in my heart. Till we meet again, Bernice. Xo
~ Lori
Tracy Spade Sciascia
Mar 13, 2019
Bernice was a wonderful woman. When I could go visit Tricia she would welcome me with open arms. She was a great babysitter when I was very young. I loved being at their house when she would be baking, the smell and taste was amazing. I am so glad she could live a long life. Bernice deserved all the time she could with her family and friends. Tricia, and family I send my condolences. You all were a blessing in her eyes and she loved you all so much. The many memories you have will be your guide through the tough times. Hugs
Melanie Jensen
Mar 12, 2019
Rest in peace Aunt Bernie.I will rember the good times we shared on your farm when we were kids.Your smile I will remember ALWAYS.
Lori Kerstetter
Mar 12, 2019
Bernice was such a sweet lady and will be missed by us all!