Bernice Wenona Burg, 91, of Newcomerstown, passed away late Thursday morning, Feb. 4, 2010, in the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.

Bernice was born in Dennison on Aug. 5, 1918, and was preceded in death by parents, Walter H. McCoun, who died in 1966, and Martha Ellen Nelson McCoun, who died in 1983.

She was a homemaker for all her adult life and also served as a nurse's aide at the former Valley Manor (Morning View) Nursing Home, New Philadelphia, for several years before her retirement in 1983.

She also was employed at the former Moore Enameling, West Lafayette, during World War II. Bernice was a member of the Victory Assembly of God Church, Newcomerstown, and was a member of the Women's Missionary Society. She enjoyed quilting, gardening and fishing.

Bernice was preceded in death by husband, Virgil M. Burg, Newcomerstown, who died on March 22, 1976, and whom she married Aug. 21, 1935. Also deceased are three sisters, Marie E. Stein of Newcomerstown, Evelyn Toland Gibbons of New Philadelphia and Ora B. Burg of Ragersville; and four brothers, Herbert A. and Roger E. McCoun, both of Newcomerstown, Walter J. McCoun of Pataskala and Charles R. McCoun of Virginia.

She is survived by two brothers, Floyd L. (Thelma) McCoun of Newcomerstown and Donald L. (Nancy) McCoun of West Lafayette; sisters-in-law, Nellie McCoun and Lucille McCoun, both of Newcomerstown, Mary McCoun of Pataskala and Vita Davenport McCoun of Virginia; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, great-great-nephews; and her special friend and neighbor, Donna J. Smith of Newcomerstown.

Funeral services to celebrate Bernice's life was Feb. 9 in the Ourant Funeral Home. Pastor Brent Heishman conducted the services. Burial followed at the St. Jacob's Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Tuscarawas County.

The family gathered for a meal and fellowship following the grave side services in the Fellowship Hall of Victory Assembly of God Church.

The family is requesting that memorials be made in Bernice's name to the Victory Assembly of God Church, 311 S. College St., Newcomerstown, OH 43832.