Bernadine Cummings, 88, Manhattan, Kan., died Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. Born Aug. 23, 1924 to Peter J. & Adzannia P. (Poulin) Blochlinger.
She worked as the owner & operator of Cornerstone Bookstore & Radio Shack in Concordia. She was a life member of Beta Sigma Phi, past member of both Concordia & Manhattan Chambers of Commerce, Past President & member of the Pilot Club, former Treasurer of the POW Camp Concordia Preservation Society and faithful member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Concordia and Seven Dolors, Manhattan.
She is survived by 2 daughters, Cindy O’Connell, Manhattan & Connie Waite (husband Mike), Mankato; sister Bernadette Oeser, Wichita; 7 grandchildren, Colleen O’Connell, Danielle O’Connell, Robyn O’Connell-Tatum (husband Tyrone), Jennifer Grennan (husband Matt), Jared Waite (wife Jennifer), Carrie Reece (husband Jason), and Dustin Waite; 15 great-grandchildren, Trey, Jordan, Andrew, Logan, Donovan, Wade, Darius, Tyler, Isaac, Zachary, Hannah, Breckyn, Rylan, Grant, and Annastyn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Aaron O’Connell; sister, Adzie Pinney & brothers, Francis Joseph, Joseph A. & Laurence A. Blochlinger.
The Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday May 14, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. Barry Brinkman & the Rev. Joseph Popelka officiating. Burial will follow at St. Concordia Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon. at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home and an hour prior to the services at the Church. A Vigil with Rosary will be held at 7 p.m., Mon., May 13, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Manhattan. The body will not be present at the Vigil.
The family suggest memorials to Seven Dolors Catholic Church Building Fund or the POW Camp Concordia Preservation Society in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit www.chaputbuoy.com.
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