HICKSVILLE– Bernice A. Speiser, age 81, died Friday, Jan. 10, at Hickory Creek at Hicksville.

Born on Jan. 11, 1938 in Paulding County, Bernice was the daughter of the late Robert and Treva (Driver) Caryer.

Bernice was a 1956 graduate of Paulding High School.

On July 28, 1956, Bernice was united in marriage to Lloyd Speiser and he preceded her in death on May 9, 2000.

Bernice was a school bus driver for the Hicksville Schools for 25 years. She was also a volunteer at the Bargain Box in Hicksville.

Bernice is survived by her children, Brenda Sue (Dale Parrish) Phillips, Terry Speiser; grandchildren, Troy Phillips, Trisha (Troy) Hug; great granddaughter, Marie Hug; sisters, Ruth Eschback and Carol Ray.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Robert Caryer Jr and a sister, Phyllis Dix.

Funeral services for Bernice will be Saturday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. at Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 17 from 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Scipio Cemetery, Harlan, Indiana.

Memorials may be made to Hicksville Senior Center or Hicksville EMS.

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