Bernice A. Whittle, 98, of Streetsboro formerly of Payson, Ariz., died Feb. 5, 2013.
Born May 19, 1914 in Wellsville, to the late Orlando and Mary Elizabeth (Allison) Dick. She and her husband retired to Payson Ariz. between 1977 and 2004 where she was active in the Payson Lioness and Payson Hopes Auxiliary. She loved Payson and all of her friends there, but returned to Portage County in 2004 for health reasons.
Survivors include her daughters Patricia Hays of Shalersville and Gwynne Soboslay of Streetsboro; grandchildren Brian Hays, Heather Hays and Patricia Outcalt; great-grandchildren Paul (Renee) Hays, Heather L. Hays and Eric (Adrianne) Hays; eight great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other family and old friends.
Mrs. Whittle was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Arthur C. Whittle; sisters Pauline Turley, Florence Ward, Dorothy McFaul and Dolores Casper; and brothers Clarence and Alvin Dick.
A memorial service took place Feb. 8 at the Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Home's Streetsboro Chapel.