LUDLOW – Bernice L. Gaylord, 92, of Ludlow passed away on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
She was born Oct. 1, 1920, in Sidney, a daughter of Charles and Sylvia (Jakeway) Smith. She married Duane Gaylord on Feb. 21, 1941, in St. Louis, Mo. He preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 1958.
She is survived by a son, Gary Gaylord of Park Forrest; two grandchildren, Amanda Garcia of Donovan and Matt (Leslie) Gaylord of Homewood; and two great-grandchildren, Anthony and Ava.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.
Bernice worked for 18 years in food service at Mercy Hospital and Ford County Nursing Home. She was a member of the Ludlow Christian Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 E. Grove Ave., Rantoul. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Sidney.
Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at Lux Memorial Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Illinois Children's Christian Home, St. Joseph.