Bernice A. Chase

Bernice A. Chase, 83, recently of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Silver Creek Terrace and 310 W. Mill Street, St. Marys, died on Monday June 6, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.She was born February 14, 1928 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Cornelius and Beatrice Lawton Haney.On August 26, 1965 in Sacred Heart Church, she married Joseph J. Chase, who survives.She was a member of Sacred Heart Church. She worked at Stackpole Carbon for more than 23 years and enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren.In addition to her husband of 45 years, she is survived by a daughter, Victoria, Mrs. Ronald Auman of St. Marys; a son, Joseph Hernandez Jr., Springfield, Ill., a stepson, John R. Chase of Springfield, Ill., six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Neal Haney, and a sister, Marie Dana. Relatives and friends of Bernice A. Chase are invited to attend a memorial service which will be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 325 Center St., St. Marys, on Thursday, June 9 at noon, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 325 Center St., St. Marys, PA 15857. Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be placed at