Bernice Hitchcock - 78

11/30/1936 - 1/7/2015

Oregon, IL

Bernice M. Hitchcock, 78, lifelong Oregon resident, died Wednesday, January 7, 2015 in Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born December 1, 1936 in Oregon, the daughter of Bert and Pearl (Cox) Himes. Married to Charles Hitchcock November 13, 1954 in Byron. She had been employed at the Oregon Sewing Factory and most recently as a crossing guard for Oregon schools. Bernice was a member of East Oregon Church of God where she was very involved in its Bible School. Her hobby in life was taking care of her grandchildren. Survived by her husband of 60 years, Charles of Oregon; sons, Charles Hitchcock of Oregon, Allen (Linda) Hitchcock of Janesville, WI and Jim Hitchcock of Oregon; daughters, Rose (Royal) Ferge, Bernice (Dan) Jenkins and Nancy Zeigler, all of Oregon; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; brother, Bert Himes of Byron; and sisters, Nancy Schumacher of Oregon and Gardia Cox of Mt. Morris. Preceded in death by her parents, grandson Shannon Zeigler and an infant twin sister. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Tuesday, January 13 in Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon, with Pastor John Guthrie of East Oregon Church of God officiating. Burial in Daysville Cemetery. Visitation Monday 5:00 – 7:00pm in the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the family


5-7Pm Monday Jan 12 in FHG Oregon


11AM Tuesday Jan 13 in FHG Oregon

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