Bernadine Brookover

Bernadine Bowden Brookover, 98, of Tarboro, NC, died peacefully on Friday, May 23, 2014.

She was born on July 12, 1915, in Zanesville, OH, to Mary and Howard Bowden.

She graduated from Adamsville High School in Adamsville, OH, where she was active in 4-H and played women’s basketball. She was married for 53 years to Charles Milton Brookover and lived in Wintersville, OH, and retired to Pinellas Park, FL. Charles proceeded her in death in 1990.

As a homemaker, Bernadine enjoyed traveling, reading, gardening and playing cards. She was active in Wintersville United Methodist Church and served as a 4-H leader.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Bernadine is survived by three daughters, Marcylyn Kleinberg (Michael) of Sequim, WA; Marcia Headley (Fred) of Emporia, VA; and Kay Shew (Richard) of Pullman, WA; six grandsons, one granddaughter and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held on May 25 at The Fountains at the Albemarle in Tarboro, NC.

Memorial contributions may be made to Monumental UMC, 300 Southampton Street, Emporia, VA 23847.