Bernice A. Roland, 91, died at 2:08 a.m., Friday, July 11, 2014 a the Willowcreek Rehab & Nursing Home in Belleville, after a short period of declining health.
She was born in English Township, Jersey County, Il., on July 8, 1923 and was the daughter of the late Henry & Bertha (Loellke) Bridges.
Bernice attended one room country schools in Jersey County, and had been employed at the International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville, Owens-Illinois Glass Mfg., and had tended bar at the Cozy Corner and Club 109, both in Jerseyville.
Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Ayres and Ethel Waters; and two brothers, Howard Bridges & Floyd Bridges.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Wednesday.
She will be laid to rest in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.