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Bernice E. (Beach) Christman

May 30, 1920 ~ August 4, 2018 (age 98)
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Howes Cave--Bernice E. Christman, 98, formerly of Barnerville Road, Howes Cave, died on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Cooperstown Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Otsego, where she had been a resident for the past three years.

She was born on May 30, 1920, in Milford, NY, and was the daughter of Floyd and Ethel (Wilson) Beach.

Bernice was a private seamstress, fashioning new clothes and providing alterations for more than 60 years.  She also enjoyed plastic canvassing, crocheting, and camping with her husband and family.

Bernice was predeceased by her husband, Carlton, who passed away October 4, 1996 and a grandson, Schoen Christman, who died December 17, 2014.

She was a member of the former Open Bible Baptist Church, which is now the Valley Bible Baptist Church.

Cherishing many fond memories are her daughter, Linda Guernsey (John Schettine), of Howes Cave; her son, Loren (Joanne) Christman of Chester, SC; five grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to a period of visitation on Thursday, August 9, 2018 to be held from 6 to 8 PM at Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill.  A funeral service will be held at 10 AM on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Valley Bible Baptist Church, 745 Mineral Springs Road, Cobleskill, NY, with Rev. Shawn Foster officiating.  Burial will follow at Cobleskill Rural Cemetery.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Bible Baptist Church, P.O. Box 127, Howes Cave, NY 12092 or Schoharie Valley Alliance, 2853 St. Rt. 145, Schoharie, NY  12157.

Donations may be made to:

Valley Bible Baptist Church
PO Box 127, Howes Cave NY 12092

Schoharie Valley Alliance Church
2853 State Route 145, Schoharie NY 12157

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