Margaret “Nana” Florence Bernard 1912 - 2009

Paid family tribute

Margaret Florence Bernard, affectionately known as Nana, passed away at her home surrounded by family and friends at the young age of 97, in Lawrence, Kansas, on October 31, 2009. Nana was born August 15, 1912, in Fairfield, Iowa, the eldest daughter of Samuel and Mary Louella Templeton Burras. Nana was a lifetime resident of Kansas City until two years ago.
Nana has spent the last two years of her life living with her granddaughter Ann Ozorkiewicz in Lawrence, KS. Being born on the same day, they were two peas in a pod. They both enjoyed the finer things in life: a leisurely stroll enjoying the passing of seasons, a beautiful rose garden, a good cup of coffee, a piece of chocolate with a good sense of humor and unconditional love for one another. Nana found great comfort & peace in her final days with Ann and her great-granddaughter Katie.
Nana was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Fox Bernard, her son James Edward Bernard, her grandson David Edward Bernard and three wonderful sisters Helen Martinette, Louise Johnson and Sammy Allison. Survivors include her daughter Gail Farrand, grandchildren Shirley Plaisance, Ann Ozorkiewicz, Craig Bernard and wife Kendra, Susan Koenig and husband Mark, daughter-in-law Nancy Bernard Vince, great-grandchildren Wes Plaisance, Bree Ottwell, Kevin, Brian, Philip, & Katie Ozorkiewicz, Emily, Heather, & Stuart Bernard, Tyler, Megan, & Caroline Koenig and great-great grandchildren Tanner & Tamara Plaisance, Ethan & Alyssa Ottwell, her nieces and nephews, Mark, Stephanie, Samir, Carol, Jan, Susie and Ruth, her special friends Dru, Carson, Chamberlain & Hutton Fritzel and Emma King.
A Celebration of Margaret’s life was held at Mount Moriah & Freeman on Monday, November 2, 2009. In remembrance of Nana please let your loved ones know how much you cherish them daily.

This information was provided to the Journal-World as a paid tribute.