Bernice Kaupas

Bernice Kaupas

Bernice Kaupas, 86, of Cobden, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Herrin Hospital. She was born Sept. 18, 1933, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Everett and Allie (Brown) Frick.

She married Edward Kaupas on Oct. 31, 1953, in Chicago. He preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1996.

Bernice is survived by her daughter, Debra (Joseph) Pletta of Rochester, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Shelley Kaupas of Shorewood, Il.; grandchildren, Aileen Pletta, Madeline Pletta and Brady Kaupas; sisters, Fern Dexter (Bob McCain) of Anna and Carol Sue (Ken) Dillow of Anna; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward Kaupas; two sons, Steven Kaupas and Kenneth Kaupas; four sisters, Joanne Sanders, Sidney Frick, Patricia Ann Marsh, June Frick and Betty Jean Dickerson.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Interment will be in the Anna Cemetery.

Friends may call after 10 a.m. and until the service hour at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

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