Bernadine Reynolds


CLINTON — Bernadine Reynolds, 99, of Clinton, passed away at 7:12 a.m. on December 15, 2018, at Manor Court, Clinton.

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

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

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

Survivors include her daughter, Karen Reynolds, Clinton; son, Phillip (Erin) Reynolds, Chattanooga, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Brienne (Wallace Powers) Reynolds, Nashville, Tenn.; Kailan (Mason) Kehoe, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Matt Reynolds, Houston, Texas; great grandchild, Wyatt Kehoe; two nephews,Mike Page and C.D. Page.

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

Bernie was a lifelong resident of DeWitt County and farmed with her husband near Weldon 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, 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.

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