Bernice (Bane) Gist, 94 of Wellsburg, WV died peacefully on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Mary Ann Manor with her daughter by her side.

Born on August 13, 1923 in Wellsburg, WV, a daughter of the late Paull and Elizabeth Bane.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her son-in-law, Roger Wayne Platt, and two brothers, Paull A. Bane, Jr. and John C. Bane.

Bernice graduated from Wellsburg High School and went on to graduate with a Bachelors in Education from West Virginia University, and then received her Master’s degree from Columbia University.

She retired from Brooke County Schools where she taught for many years and worked as a special programs administrator at the Brooke County School Board Office.

Bernice was a life long member of the Wellsburg First Presbyterian Church.

Bernice is survived by her loving daughter, Sharleen (Gist) Platt of Umatilla, FL.

A private Inurnment will be held in Franklin Cemetery in Wellsburg, WV.

Arrangement by the Mullenbach Funeral Home 669 Main St. Follansbee, WV.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 322 Eighth Ave. 7th floor New York, NY 10001.

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