Bernice Ruth King McHenry, 83, wife of E. Ronald "Ron" McHenry, of Greer, previously of Berea, OH, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 surrounded by loving family members and friends.
Born in Clarksburg, WV, she was the daughter of the late Archie and Virginia Lynch King.
Bernice was a graduate of Washington Irving High School and West Virginia Wesleyan University where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and a Director of the Emeritus Club. She was a schoolteacher in Parkersburg and Clarksburg, WV, and Fostoria and Berea, OH. She was also a Sunday school teacher and church youth leader in Parkersburg, WV, Clarksburg, WV, Fostoria, OH, Lawrenceburg, TN, Berea, OH, and Leesburg, FL. Bernice was also a Girl Scout leader in many of these communities. She was Director of Adult and Senior Ministry at the United Methodist Church of Berea, OH for over twenty years, where she introduced and directed the Stephen Ministry Program. Her expertise in many fields resulted in her teaching classes in prayer, retirement, Alzheimer's disease and other subjects in many churches and corporate locations.
Bernice enjoyed her church activities, cooking, baking, world traveling with her husband, and spending quality family time. She took being a grandmother to her two grandsons very seriously. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many.
In addition to her loving husband of 59 enriching years, Bernice is survived by two daughters, Deanna Lebiedz (Christopher) and Karen Walker; two grandsons, Bradley Walker and Steven Lebiedz; a brother, Eugene King (Betty); and her cherished nieces.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of Christ Church Episcopal with a visitation to follow in the McCall Parlor.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 301 University Ridge #5850, Greenville, SC 29601.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown
DEC 10. 02:30 PM
Christ Church Episcopal
10 N Church Street
Greenville, SC, US, 29601