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Bernice M. Zmia 1925-2018

Bernice M. Zmia
Bernice M. Zmia

STREATOR — Bernice M. Zmia, 92, of Streator, passed away Friday evening, March 16, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center with her family at her side.

A visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Winterrowd Funeral Home with the rosary recited at 3:45 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Michael the Archangel Church. Burial will be in the St. Casimir's Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, Ryan, Tony, Tyler, Logan, Cody, Aaron, Chris and Nick.

Bernice was born on July 15, 1925, in Streator to John and Fern (Brooke) Mollo. She married Frank Zmia on April 26, 1944, at St. Stephen Church. He preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 1982.

Surviving are children, Valerie (Gary) Wellman, of Pontiac, Charlotte Chalmers, of Baltimore, Md., Frank (Marlene) Zmia, of Minonk, John (Cindy) Zmia, of Streator, Nancy (Greg) Pflibsen, of Streator, Joseph (Nancy) Zmia, of Streator, and Jane (Fred) McClellan, of Streator; grandchildren, Aaron Wellman, Amy Smith, Sharon Chalmers, Lynn Robinson, Christopher and Nicholas Zmia, Leigh Ann Vickers, John Anthony and Ryan Richard Zmia, Victoria and Logan Pflibsen, Cody Zmia, Tyler and Olivia McClellan; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son in infancy; a grandson in infancy; and a sister, Ann Crane.

Bernice attended St. Stephen’s School and Streator High School. She formerly cooked at the PNA Hall and Twin Creeks Golf Course. Bernice was a member of the former St. Casimir's Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. She is currently a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church.

Memorials may be made to the PNA Scholarship Fund or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Winterrowd Funeral Home
305 S. Park St., Streator, IL  61364

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