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Bernice A. Wright

June 20th, 1941 – December 4th, 2019

Bernice A. Wright, 78, of Rushville, formerly of Astoria, IL, passed away at 5:26 am on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville. She was born on June 20, 1941 in Woodland Twp, Fulton County, IL, the daughter of Allen Cyrus and Nelda Aletha (Kessler) Bucher.

Survivors include her daughter, Susie Williams of Pottstown, PA, daughter-in-law, Angela Wright of Vermont, IL, 6 grandchildren, Kodee (and Jason) Wood, Dakota (and Peter) McGoldrick, Laramee (and Cory Smith) Wright, Logan Wright, Lucas (and Ali Weaver) Williams, and Adam Williams, 1 great-grandchild on the way, 2 sisters, Irene Shaw of Rushville, and Nedra Bollinger of Browning, IL and her brother, Dayle (and Patricia) Bucher of Bedford, IA.

She is preceded in death by her son, Billie Wright, 3 brothers, Art, Beverly, and Maynard Bucher, and 4 sisters, Ramona Mae Bucher, Virginia Maxine Cox, Leta Bella Bucher, and Doris Baker.

Bernice worked at Mayall Grocery in Ipava, Astoria Gardens and Kessler’s Meat Locker in Astoria.

She was a member of the Woodland Church of the Brethren. She enjoyed word search puzzles, BINGO, and was an avid reader.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will take place at 11 am on Monday, December 9, 2019 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. Kevin Kessler will be officiating. A visitation will take place 1 hour prior to the service on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bernice Wright Memorial Fund.


December 6th, 2019

So sorry Susie & family for you loss. Linda (Workman) Fisher

December 6th, 2019

Bernice was always so sweet. I worked with her at the Astoria health care center many years ago. Prayers for all the family

December 6th, 2019

I will always remember her wonderful smile. So sorry for the families loss.
Pam Burget

December 8th, 2019

She was one of my favorite people to take care of ! She will be missed ! Love you bernice ! Prayers to all family ♡ Cassandra Cunningham

December 9th, 2019

So sorry for your loss she was full of sass and love she was a one of kind lady who could always put a smile on your face who wasn’t afraid to tell u what u needed to hear rip

December 9th, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Prayers. Alan and Georgiana Clemens

December 10th, 2019

So sorry for your loss. I loved her chuckle and smile. Joyce Pittman Angell

December 17th, 2019

Angela and family, I just saw that Berniece passed away. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the Bucher family as well. She was a sweet lady and I enjoyed visiting with her when I worked at the Clinic in Astoria. Kathy Cox

December 17th, 2019

Sincere condolences and prayers for comfort to all of Bernice's family and also to Nedra. Bernice and I were in Heartland together five yrs ago when I was in rehab for hip replacement surgery, and we visited back & forth. She was always so pleasant. So sorry for your loss. Cheryl (Cox) Matteson