February 21, 2013

Bernice Singleton - Picture

Bernice Ann Singleton, 75, Hays, Kansas, passed away on February 21, 2013, in McAllen, TX. She was born on October 29, 1937 in Lyons, Kansas, to Wesley and Mildred (Miller) Bernstorf. Bernice married Kenneth Singleton on January 24, 1959 at Salem United Methodist Church near Bushton, KS.

Bernice grew up on the family farm west of Chase, KS. She attended Banner School in Rice County through 8th grade and graduated from Chase High School in 1955. After high school she attended McPherson College and graduated with a Bachelors of Business and Education with a minor in English in 1959. She later earned a Master’s in Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University at Weatherford, OK. She was a homemaker while her children were young and then taught business classes at Lakin High School in Lakin, KS for 26 years until her retirement in 1996.

Kenneth and Bernice were happily married for 54 years. In the earlier years of marriage, they resided in Lyons, Stockton, and Radium, KS. They lived in Lakin, KS from 1966 until 2001 when they moved to Hays, KS. Bernice was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. She enjoyed her family, holidays, RVing, crafts, and wintering in Texas upon retirement.

Bernice is survived by her husband, Kenneth Singleton, of the home; one son, Scott Singleton and wife, Nancy, Wichita, KS and two daughters, Susan High and husband, Bob, Wichita, KS; Lisa Reed and husband Tommy, Hays, KS; one sister Adele Pulliam and husband, Phil, Wichita, KS, one granddaughter, Alyssa Reed, Hays; two step-granddaughters, Jacinta (Josh) Messerole and Kimberly Reed, Houston Texas, and one step great granddaughter, Journey Messerole, Houston Texas; and 14 nieces and nephews.

Bernice was preceded in death by her parents and one infant grandson, Marcus Reed.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at Westview Church, 3000 West 41st St., Hays, Kansas. A private inurnment will be held at a later date. Lunch will be served at 11:30 A.M. at Westview Church prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, at the Church.

Cline’s Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601 is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be sent via e-mail to clinesmortuary@eaglecom.net