Helen Jean Engle Bernard, 80, of New Vienna, Ohio died 10:27 PM, Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. Her husband, Gerald E. “Bo” Bernard, survives. They were married April 15, 1950. Mrs. Bernard was born December 9, 1930 in Highland County, Ohio, daughter of the late Rayburn and Norah Sexton Engle. She was a 1947 graduate of Leesburg High School.
She was an active member of Fairview Friends Meeting. She was a member and the last acting president of the New Vienna Mother’s Club. She was known for her “Mile High” angel food cakes which she would bake for various functions. She also loved to travel.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Bernard is survived by a son, James S. Bernard of New Vienna, Ohio; two daughters, Deborah L. (Mike Foote) Bernard of La Quinta, California and Patricia B. (David) Custis of Lebanon, Ohio; a sister, Marian Butler of Leesburg, Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Ramona Engle of Grandville, Ohio and Rosiland Engle of Leesburg, Ohio; four grandchildren, Jillian Custis, Matthew Custis, Jennifer Bernard, and Laura Bernard; and a great grandchild, Aurianah Williams. In addition to her parents, two brothers, Charles Engle and Edwin Engle, are preceded in death.
A memorial service will be held 10:30 AM, Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Fairview Friends Meeting. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Fairview Friends Meeting, c/o Karen McKenzie, 595 West Street, New Vienna, Ohio 45159.