Bernice Miltenberger-Grover, 99

Bernice Miltenberger-Grover, 99, of Wabash, passed away at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Miller’s Merry Manor East in Wabash.

She was born to the late William and Margaret (Pierson) Sweet on Nov. 3, 1916, in Cass County.

Bernice married Walter D. Miltenberger on June 28, 1936, he passed away on Oct 19, 1958; then she married Russell Grover on September 14, 1964, he passed away on April 2, 1968.

She worked for White's Institute for 30 years and was an Adult Director for WCH of Kokomo, for 5 years. Bernice was a member of Wabash Presbyterian Church of Wabash, Indiana. Also a member of Eastern Star of Wabash and a board member of Woman’s Clubhouse of Wabash, Indiana.

She is survived by stepchildren, Dennis Grover of Kokomo, Janette Gilberto of Milwaukee, Wis., Marilyn Kemeza of Newnan, Ga., Joan Long of Kokomo, Dee Adkins of Kokomo, and Ken Grover of Kokomo; nieces, Nancy (Roger) Panning of Wabash, and Sue (Robert) Mitting of Wabash; sister, Donna Seeley of Chicago Park, Calif.; 26 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by stepchildren, Jerry Grover, Pat Wesling, and Lenny Grover, brother, Bud Sweet, sister, Bettie Schlemmer, and two nephews, Max Miltenberger and Phil Miltenberger.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave, Wabash, with Pastor Brad Wright. Burial will follow in the LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery in LaFontaine.

Preferred memorials are directed to White’s Residential and Family Services, 5233 S. 50 E., Wabash, IN 46992.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

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Posted on 2016 Mar 17