Mary Bernice Berning

MARIENTHAL - Mary Bernice Berning, age 91, died Nov. 19, 2020 at the Wichita County Health Center in Leoti, KS. She was born on July 22, 1929 in Marienthal, KS, the daughter of Alfons and Loretta Kreutzer Gerstberger. A lifetime resident of Leoti, KS, she was a school cook.

On October 15, 1946 she married Joe Berning, Jr. at the St. Mary Catholic Church in Marienthal, KS. He passed away on April 14, 2017 in Leoti, KS.

Survivors include her seven children, Jolene Thurston of Great Bend, KS, Terry Berning of Scott City, KS, Pam Weinmann of Scott City, KS, David Berning of Marienthal, KS, Brad Berning of Leoti, KS, Jeff Berning of Garden City, KS, Russell Berning of Leoti, KS; one brother, Jerry Gerstberger of Overland Park, KS; one sister, Shirley Kuriyama of Amarillo, Texas; 21 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Bruce Berning; two sisters, Lillian Akagi and Jola Kraus.

Vigil Services will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 23, 2020, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marienthal, KS. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 24, 2020, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marienthal, KS. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Marienthal, KS. Friends could call from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti, KS. Memorials may be written to the Wichita County Health Center LTCU or St Mary Catholic Church Cemetery Fund in care of Price & Sons Funeral Homes.

Posted online on November 23, 2020