Bernice A. Okuly

1916 - 2012

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Bernice A. Okuly, 96, passed away at 7:35 a.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at The Heritage in Findlay. She was born on March 29, 1916 in McComb, Ohio to the late Eugene E. and Maude (Bryan) Kersh. Bernie married Paul A. Okuly on November 26, 1938 and he preceded her in death on December 10, 1992. Bernie is survived by two sons: James A. (Marsha) Okuly of Fostoria and Jay A. (Jan) Okuly of Arlington; one daughter, Judy A. Lord of Bryan; one sister, Donna Walsh of McComb; eight grandchildren: Jason Okuly, Jeanna Wehrle, Tracy O'Brien-Bollenbaugh, Terri Morr, Jennifer Jolliff, Jamie Marshall, Christine Chamberlin and Nicholas Bash, 15 great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Florence Okuly of Findlay. She was preceded in death by a brother, Edward L. Kersh and a son-in-law, James R. Lord. Bernie was a former resident of Grand Court, Findlay and was a member of the St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 with funeral services following at 12:00 p.m. at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Msgr Michael Hohenbrink will officiate and burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore. Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice. Online condolences may be made via

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Tuesday, May 22nd 2012 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

  • Funeral Service:

    Tuesday, May 22nd 2012 - 12:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Maplewood Cemetery [Map]

    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872

  • Contributions:

    Bridge Home Health & Hospice
    15100 Birchaven Lane
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : Jim and Marsha
Date :Sunday, May 20th 2012
From : Pat Montooth
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother I remember her from Sears and our days at Glenwood Keeping you in my prayersMost sincerelyPatty

To : Jim
Date :Monday, May 21st 2012
From : Cheryl Bowman
Sorry to read about your mother after just seeing you at The Heritage the other day I know she will be greatly missed and I know you were a good son

To : Jim Jay Judy and the entire Okuly family
Date :Monday, May 21st 2012
From : Julie Decker
I am so very sorry to hear of Bernie's passing Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult timeJulie

To : To the loved one of Bernice Okuly
Date :Monday, May 21st 2012
From : Paul O'Brien
I am so sorry to hear of Bernice's passing A wonderful lady that I will always remember fondly May the wonderful memories of the good times spent together stay in our hearts and comfortus in these sad timesWith Love Paul

To : Bernice Okuly Family
Date :Monday, May 21st 2012
From : Gary Montague
Dear Judy Jim and Jay Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother I was blessed to see her and talk with her in March at Grand Court while looking for a place for my mother She did not recognize me but when I told her who I was she said Oh Yes one of those Perrin Avenue Brats I realy thought that was something special May you find strength in this loss and how blessed you where to have her in your lives so long Gary Montgue

To : Family of Bernie Okuly
Date :Monday, May 21st 2012
From : Sharon Shoemaker Sue Taylor Kayleen Beam
Dear Judy and family We are thinking of you and all the memories of your mother Bernie She was a great friend to our mother Opal Wilkinson Keeping you in our prayers

To : Judy Tracy Terri and family
Date :Tuesday, May 22nd 2012
From : Tori Saneda
So sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved mother and grandmother I wish I could be there to give you each a big hug Please know that you are in my thoughts

To : Judy Tracy and Terri
Date :Tuesday, May 22nd 2012
From : Tami Force Lane
My heart goes out to you You are in my thoughts my prayers

To : Judy Lord and family
Date :Tuesday, May 22nd 2012
From : Dottie Force and Lisa Tyson
So sorry for your loss Our prayers are with you and your family

To : Jim Okuly
Date :Wednesday, May 30th 2012
From : Tom Leonard
Jim I was very sorry to hear that your mother passed away I know this must be a tough time for you She lived a long life Perhaps knowing that brings you some peace Take care old friend Tom