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Bernice I. Hinshaw of Heyworth

Bernice I. Hinshaw, 91, Heyworth, passed away at 10:54 p.m. Tuesday (April 3, 2012) at the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the United Church of Heyworth, Heyworth. Burial will follow in Heyworth Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth, with additional visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the United Church of Heyworth or the Illinois Veterans Home.

Bernice was born Aug. 22, 1920, in Dakota, daughter of Henry and Blanche Riemer Nott. She married Virgil Hinshaw on Sept. 3, 1950, in Dakota.

Surviving are one son Carl (Lisa) Hinshaw, Heyworth; one daughter, Sylvia Kruger, Bloomington; and two granddaughters, Clarissa Hinshaw, Heyworth, and Melissa Bernius, Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Virgil Hinshaw; and two brothers, Clyde and Robert Nott.

Bernice was a veteran of World War II, serving as a first lieutenant, working as a nurse. She was a member of American Legion Post 624, Heyworth. In 1942, she graduated from Freeport Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Bernice worked as a registered nurse for more than 20 years. She was a 60-year member of the United Church of Heyworth.