Bernice N. Trone, 91, died on Tuesday, November 8 at the Brethren Home in New Oxford. Bernice Naomi Burnett was born the daughter of Harrison and Frances Burnett on March 2, 1931, in Betsy Layne, Kentucky. She grew up from the age of 5 with her widowed mother and brothers and sisters on a small farm near Greenville, South Carolina. At the age of 18 she traveled north to Hanover, PA with a younger sister to visit a family friend and met Melvin J. Trone. She would marry Melvin in 1949 and spend the next 56 years with him until his death in 2006.
During her early years in Pennsylvania Bernice would work in factories and restaurants and attend Thompson Business Institute. She would design and build several homes in and around Hanover. Most of her middle and later years she was a homemaker. Raised a southern Baptist, she was for many years a member of Grace United Church of Christ in Hanover. Later, she would be associated with Harvest Time Temple and First Baptist Church of Hanover.
Bernice enjoyed classical music and her many trips to New York with family to see Christmas shows.
Bernice became a resident in the Brookside Memory Care unit at the Brethren Home at Cross Keys Village in New Oxford in October 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin J. Trone in 2006. She is survived by her son Thomas Trone of Hanover; her daughter Marcia Strickhouser and her husband Kenneth, of Abbottstown, PA; and her son David Trone wife Paula of Leesburg, VA: 8 grandchildren, Kelly, Ezra, Heather, Micah, Zoe, Nicole, Emmy, and Steven; 10 great grandchildren, Emma, Elouise, Evelyn, Edwynn, Everson, Hudson, Vayle, Isabelle, Levi, and Asher; and one sister, Garnie Doll.
A funeral service will be held for Bernice at 1 PM, Friday, November 11, 2022, at the Kenworthy Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 269 Frederick Street in Hanover, PA. A viewing will be held from 12 – 1 PM, Friday, November 11, 2022, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hanover.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516
The Kenworthy Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA has been entrusted by the family with the funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com.