Bernice Roughton

Bernice Roughton

RANTOUL – Bernice Roughton, age 96, of Rantoul passed away at 1:30 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 18, 2012) at Heartland Health Care, Champaign.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Mount Olive Cemetery, Mayview.

Bernice was born Jan. 29, 1916, in Rantoul, the daughter of John and Dorothy Curtis Cassidy. She married Paul Roughton; he preceded her in 1997.

She is survived by several nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one sister.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Thomasboro. She had worked at Chanute Air Force Base for many years. She enjoyed spending time in Virginia and the Washington, D.C., area. Bernice was a nature lover and enjoyed taking walks.