The Ottumwa Courier

January 7, 2013

Bernice Daugherty, 95, Bloomfield


BLOOMFIELD — Bernice Daugherty, 95, of Bloomfield, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Davis County Hospital.

She was born Aug. 21, 1917, in Floris to Walter and Ethel Heady Hart. She married Charles Omer Daugherty Sept. 3, 1935. He preceded her in death Oct. 24, 1968. Bernice was a homemaker and a member of the Floris Christian Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Jo Ann (Kenneth) Swaim of Drakesville; four grandchildren, John Swaim and Jeff (Debbie) Swaim, both of Drakesville, and Becky (David) Hopkins and Betsy (Jay) Bassett, both of Bloomfield; eight great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Garold Hart of Dunedin, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Betty Lou Daugherty in infancy; and four brothers, Walter “Bud,” Paul, Bob and Kenneth Hart.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield; with Pastor Kevin Gingerich officiating. Burial will be at Pierce Cemetery in Davis County.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. today at the funeral home with family present from 5-7 p.m.

Memorials have been established to Hospice of Wapello and Davis Counties and Davis County Hospital Long Term Care.

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