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Gleynafa J Bernard

August 25, 1927 - July 15, 2020

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Gleynafa Juanita Bernard, 92, formerly of Wyoming IL passed away on 15 July 2020 at her home in Rainier WA.

Funeral services will not be held.  Internment of her ashes will be at Snareville Cemetary. Arrangements are by Wyoming Monument Company.

Gleynafa was born in Wyoming, Illinois to Laurenze “Lewis” and Mayme (Hager) Noret on 25 August 1927.  She graduated Wyoming  High School in 1945. She married Arlo D. Bernard on 13 June 1951 in Randolph County Arkansas. She worked as a secretary for Walt Smith Sales Barn before going to work as a factory worker at Princeville’s Home Product factory from which she retired.  After retirement she began cleaning offices for several of the businesses around Wyoming IL before her relocation in October of  2005 to the state of Washington where gardening was her favorite past time in the spring and summer with the rest of the year dedicated to “digging up the dead” in her genealogy research. 

Gleynafa is preceded in death by her parents Lewis and Mayme Noret, her husband Arlo D. Bernard, one son John Douglas Bernard, one sister Beverly Mercer, one step-sister Phyllis Torgenson, two step brothers Raymond O. Noret and Alden L. Noret, five brothers John Dale Noret, Forrest Gayle “Shorty” Noret, Glenn Arlo Noret, Robert L. Noret, Conrad Verle “Cowboy” Noret,  and one step great-grandson Hayden Losey.

Gleynafa is survived by her daughters Arla (Ray) Blocher of Rainier WA and Jeri (Tom) Candor of Cameron IL, one sister Shirley Vilatte of Wyoming IL, one brother Stanly Noret of Leitchfield Park AZ, two grandchildren Chase (Katie) Chavero of Cameron IL and Amanda (Clint) Moore of Lakewood CO, three step grandchildren Samantha (Steve) Oaks of Cameron IL, Savanna (Jeremy) Teel of Kirkwood IL and Siera Candor of Courtland IL.  Also Surviving are 6 Step Great Grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to Providence Hospice (WA) or your local hospice provider.

The family of Gleynafa Bernard wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Providence Hospice, Wava Vanderpol, Roxanne Crafton, Barbara Trigger, Zachary Taylor and Andre Croker.