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Obituary for Bernice Arlene Mercer
Bernice Arline Burr Mercer 101 years old passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at Gladwin Pines Nursing Home in Gladwin, MI. Bernice was born on October 27, 1917 in Rosebush, Michigan to George Josiah Burr and Allie Amelia Mae Fraser Burr. She moved to Beaverton as a child and resided there the remainder of her life. She and her husband Bill was a lifetime member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. Bernice was married to the love of her life William (Bill) Mercer on April 6, 1937. Bill preceded her in death in March of 2007. They had 3 daughters, Judy Mae (Tim) Guest of Elkhart Indiana, Vondale Jean (deceased) Timothy Tanner, and Terry Diane (Hugh) Calhoon. They had 10 Grandchildren, of whom 3 are deceased. 15 great grandchildren, and 29 great great grandchildren. She was well loved by all of her children, church family, neighbors, nursing home staff and hospice staff. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, February 5 from 3pm until 7pm at Sisson Funeral Home, 135 North Silverleaf, Gladwin. Additional visitation will take place on Wednesday, February 6 from 10am until 11am, the time of the funeral at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. Interment will follow at Dale Cemetery. Share a memory with the family at www.sissonfuneralhome.com