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L. Berniece Bibler

L. Berniece Bibler, 92, of Baltimore, passed away on April 1, 2015, at the Inn at Fairfield Village in Lancaster.

She was born May 16, 1922, to the late, James Lee and Nellie Irene (Foltz) Smith. She was a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ, Baltimore; the Baltimore VFW #3761, as a life member of the Auxiliary; and the Wimodausis Women’s Club. She retired from Producers Livestock in Lancaster as an office manager after 32 years of service.

She is survived by her son, Ronald (Ruth Ann) Bibler; daughter, Karen Ruble and friend, Robert Bair, all of Baltimore; grandchildren, Brian (Debbie) Bibler of Baltimore, Brett (Mary) Bibler of Olathe, Kansas, Mia (T.J.) Martin, and Melissa (Warren) Roberts, both of Lancaster; great-grandchildren, Anthony and Eric Bibler, Curt Milam III, Justin and Kaylee King, Seth and Ian Roberts, and Austin and Allison Bibler; by sister-in-law, Violet Bibler; brother-in-law, Owen Keller; a cousin; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert E. Bibler; and sister, Betty J. Keller.

Funeral services were held April 7, 2015 at the Johnson- Smith Funeral Home, Baltimore with Rev. Jill Dunlap officiating. Interment followed at Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Lancaster.

Memorial gifts may be made in Berniece’s memory to Trinity UCC, 105 N High St. Baltimore, OH 43105, or FairHoPe, 282 Sells Rd. Lancaster, OH 43130.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Inn at Fairfield Village, FairHoPe, and Dr. Ralph Romaker for the care they provided to Bernice. Online condolences can be made at

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