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Bernice (Poole) Tanner

December 20, 1929 — September 15, 2021

Bernice (Babe) Tanner, age 91, passed away unexpectedly on September 15, 2021.  She was currently a resident of Moorehead Place Senior Living Community where she enjoyed socializing with her peers and staff. She was eager to participate in all activities and was always first in line. She was born on December 20, 1929 in Indiana, Pa. to Samuel and Flora (Sebring) Poole.

She was a member of Homer City United Methodist Church where she served on various committees. She devoted her life to her family, leaving her position as a waitress at the Holiday Inn. Babe was a farm girl at heart. She told her children and grandchildren many stories about life on the Brush Valley farm with her Mom, Dad, and 11 brothers and sisters. Her favorite pastimes and hobbies included baking, shopping with her family and friends, keeping an immaculate house, and most of all spending time with her family. She always provided support and love for her family and instilled in them strong values that have served them well. Anyone who knew Babe was touched by her kindness. She will be missed more than words can say.

On July 1, 1950 she married Richard (Dick) Tanner. Together they had 2 wonderful children of whom they were very proud of.

Babe is survived by her son, Larry (Shirlee) Tanner of Homer City, grandchildren, Eric (Kelly) Rokosky of Selinsgrove, PA; Kevin ( Ellen) Tanner of Elizabethtown, PA; Craig (Dayna) Tanner of Latrobe, PA;  and great-grandchildren, Garrett, Caleb, Ethan, Sydney, Sean, Brooke; her great-granddog, Nico and many nieces and nephews.

Babe was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Richard, her daughter, Mary, her son-in-law, Bill, and brothers, Russell, LeRoy, Chester, Bruce, Wayne, Paul, Richard, and James; and sisters, Louise, June, and Hester.

There will be a private service for the family with her Pastor Katrina Laude officiating. Interment to follow in Oakland Cemetery, Indiana.

The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the Homer City United Methodist Church, 2 South Main Street, Homer City, Pennsylvania 15748.

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