DEATHS: Bernice M. McDowell, 87

DEATHS: Bernice M. McDowell, 87, a retired cook for USD 410, died March 3 in Hillsboro. Survivors include two daughters, Tootsie (Jerry) Schmidt of Hillsboro and Shirley (Brian) Lewis of Wichita; two sisters, Hanky Thomas of Wichita and Alice Fruits of Stockton, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mass is planned for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, with Rosary at 10 a.m., at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Tampa, with Father Hein Nguyen officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive guests from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington, Hillsboro. Condolences may be sent to the family via

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