Bernice G. Danielson, 97, of Geneseo died Friday, November 02, 2012 at Hillcrest Home, rural Geneseo. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6th at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, 225 E. Park St. Geneseo. Rev. Dr. David Esche will officiate. Burial will in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Geneseo or Kemmerer Village a Presbyterian Child Care Agency.
Bernice McIlvain was born Oct. 25, 1915 in Geneseo the daughter of Frank and Mabel (McElwain) McIlvain. She graduated from Geneseo High School in 1933. Bernice married Marion L. Painter on Feb. 24, 1936 in Geneseo and later married Ben R. Danielson on Dec. 7, 1963 in Geneseo. He died on June 4, 1986. Bernice retired in 1981 from Central Bank, Geneseo after 33 years. She was a lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church, Geneseo and member of Presbyterian Women. She had been a registrar for Geneseo Alumni for 38 years.
Survivors include three daughters, Joan (Jimmie) Gustafson, Coal Valley, Janet Cook, Moline, and Jerilyn (Ted) Powell, Geneseo. Bernice is also survived by eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Her parents, husband, a daughter, Jean Coker and her brother Paul McIlvain preceded her in death.
The family greatly appreciated her care at Hillcrest Home. Condolences may be expressed by visiting Bernice''s obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.