Bernice H. Dierking of Sullivan, Missouri was born on January 13, 1936 in Keysville, Missouri to Santa and Rose Hutson and passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the age of 82 years.
She grew up and attended school in Keysville, Missouri. Bernice began working at an early age.
She was united in marriage to Ervin Dierking on September 28, 1974.
They lived in Sullivan, Missouri where Bernice worked in local factories and was a homemaker. Bernice loved cooking and enjoyed making Christmas candy, especially divinity and fudge. She also enjoyed word search puzzles and watching TV.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Santa and Rose (Oxendine) Hutson; three sisters, Grace Rogers, Edith Cornick, and Dovie Mae Conaway; father and mother-in-law, George and Elise Dierking; sister-in-law, Gail Hutson; brothers-in-law, Eldo Dierking, Bob Phenix and Richard Ogle.
She is survived by her husband, Ervin Dierking; one daughter, Debra Lynn Parkins of Sullivan, Missouri; one son, Danny Lee Parkins and wife Debbie of Bourbon, Missouri; two granddaughters, Amy King and husband DJ of Bourbon, Missouri and Misty Parkins of Bourbon, Missouri; two great grandchildren, Brett and Dakota Parkins; three sisters, Pat Ogle of Sullivan, Missouri, Cecelia Ransom and husband Sidney of Steelville, Missouri and Elizabeth Phenix of Steelville, Missouri; three brothers, Robert Hutson and wife Mary of Berryman, Missouri, Howard Hutson and wife Marion of Steelville, Missouri and Rainey Hutson and wife Brenda of Cuba, Missouri; sister-in-law, Ina Bates and husband Charlie of Sullivan, Missouri; brother-in-law, Robert Dierking and wife Kathy of St. Charles, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Bob Cardwell as the officiant.
Interment followed in the Crow Cemetery in Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan and Bourbon, Missouri.