Dewitt Obits

Bernadine Eileen Reynolds

Bernadine Reynolds, 99 of Clinton, IL passed away 7:12 A.M. December 15, 2018 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Thursday, December 20, 2018 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Clinton, IL with Rev. Fr. James Henning, Celebrant. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 9:30 – 10:30 AM Thursday at the church. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.


Bernie, as she was fondly known, was born July 11, 1919 to Haven and Lida (Gibson) Page in Solomon, IL. 


Survivors include her daughter, Karen Reynolds, Clinton, IL; son, Phillip (Erin) Reynolds, Chattanooga, TN; 3 grandchildren, Brienne (Wallace Powers) Reynolds, Nashville, TN; Kailan (Mason) Kehoe, Chattanooga, TN; and Matt Reynolds, Houston, TX; great-grandchild, Wyatt Kehoe; 2 nephews: Mike Page and C.D. Page.


She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward “Bud” Reynolds; son, Gary Reynolds, 2 brothers, Gerald and Charles Page; and 1 sister, Frances Page.


Bernie was a lifelong resident of DeWitt County and farmed with her husband near Weldon, IL for many years. After his death, she worked several retail jobs before becoming the administrative assistant of the DeWitt-Piatt Bi-County Health Department for 26 years. Following retirement, she stayed involved in her community as a volunteer with the Red Cross Mobile Blood Drive, and the Reading Program at Douglas School.


Bernie was an active, loving mother and grandmother. She loved playing games with her grandchildren, she enjoyed cards and socializing with her many friends, both young and old. She was a member of the St. John’s Catholic Church in Clinton, IL and participated in the Altar and Rosary Society at the parish. She was an avid shopper and listener to political television programs. 

The Reynolds family would like to thank the staff of OSF Hospice, past and present nurses, CNAs and staff of Liberty Village for their kind and compassionate care.