Bernice P. Tegethoff, 95, Washington, died Friday, February 24, 2017 at the Centennial Homestead Nursing Home in Washington. A rosary service was at 6 p.m., Sunday, February 26 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Washington. Visitation was 4 to 6 p.m., prior to the rosary at the church. A funeral service was 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 27, at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Washington. Father Joseph Kieffer officiated. Gina Miller was organist and the congregation sang "Amazing Grace," "How Great Thou Art," "Prayer of St. Francis" and "Going Home." Pallbearers were Tanner Dewey, Jacob Dewey, Taiten Harms, Kenton Tegethoff and David Gillespie. Burial was in the Washington City Cemetery. Bernice was born on January 6, 1922 at St. Joseph, Kansas to Henry and Eugenia (Couture) Tremblay. She grew up on the family farm. On June 18, 1941, she was married to Walter Tegethoff at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Greenleaf. Bernice worked at the Swirly Top Restaurant and then cooked for several years at the Washington School. She enjoyed playing cards, sewing, cooking and gardening. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Walter; an infant son; daughter, Judy Dewey; and brothers, Oliver Tremblay, Hubert Tremblay, Art Tremblay; and sister, Zella Gillaspie. Survivors include son, Dennis (Kim) Tegethoff, Holton; son-in-law, Marvin Dewey, Hollenberg; and three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A memorial fund has been established to the Washington County Hospital or St. Augustine Catholic Church. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, P.O. Box 157, Washington, KS 66968.
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