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Bernice M. Wetzel, 96, Rossiter, died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
She was born Oct. 23, 1914, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Clair H. and Velma (Fetterman) Brickell.
She was married to Norman R. Wetzel, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Wetzel retired from the Punxsutawney Area School District in 1978 after serving as reading supervisor for many years.
She was a God-fearing lady who continued to serve others through volunteer work at her church and with a flow of encouraging words to those around her.
Her mentoring was always based on biblical principles.
Surviving relatives include a sister, Grace Wetzel; three sons, Rodney Wetzel and wife Janet of South Carolina, Kenneth and wife Anna of Smithport, and Daniel and wife Iris of Colorado Springs; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2011, at McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2011, at the funeral home with Pastor Earl Flick officiating.
Interment will follow at the Burnside Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at mccabefuneralhomes.com.