O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
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Bernice Jimerson

Mrs. Bernice M. Jimerson, age 98, of Jimersontown, New York passed away at her home surrounded by her family to join her loved ones in heaven early Monday evening, July 4, 2016 following a short illness.

Born on June 30, 1918 in Quaker Bridge, New York, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Laura Curry Kenjockety. She was married in Red House, New York to Rev. Blanchard Jimerson who predeceased her in 1994.

During WWII she was employed at the Curtis Airplane Plant in Buffalo, New York. She had also been employed at the former Salamanca District Hospital in the Housekeeping Department.

Mrs. Jimerson traveled with her late husband across the United States as well as South America and Haiti with the Immanuel Missionary and the Society of Indian Missions.

She was a member of the former Immanuel Missionary Church (God’s Missionary Church), Jimersontown, New York. She was an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Wolf Clan. She was one of the original pettitioners against the Kinzua Dam Project. She enjoyed family, especially her many children and extended family who referred to her as Grandma. She enjoyed playing the piano, singing and dancing.

Surviving are: 3 daughters, Mrs. Brenda Kindt, Salamanca, New York, Mrs. Dorothy (Brent) Scharff, Tipp City, Ohio, Leona Martin, Salamanca, New York; 3 sons, Calvin (Martha) Jimerson, Salamanca, New York, Edward (Candy) Jimerson, Napoli, New York, Alvin Jimerson, South Dakota; 5 generations of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Blanchard Jimerson Jr., 2 sisters, Juanita Cloud, Sarah Blatt, 4 brothers, Sylvester White, Robert Kenjockety, Jesse Kenjockety Jr., Laverne Kenjockety.

Friends may call at the family home, 3663 Center Road, Jimersontown on Thursday afternoon and all day Friday. Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the God’s Missionary Church with Pastor John Walter and the decedent’s granddaughter, Rev. Roxanne Friday, officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Heights Cemetery, Jimersontown, New York.

E-condolences can be sent to john @ orourke-orourke.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.